How to properly import data and catalog folders for Backup Exec 12 64 bit on Win 2008 x64

Posted on 2009-12-17
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I recently upgraded to larger capacity hard drives and installed Windows 2008 x64 on a server of ours.  I installed Backup Exec 12.  I stopped all the backup exec services. I moved the old catalog folder and data folder that I had saved in an alternate location into the Backup Exec folder.  I started the Backup Exec services and launched Backup Exec.  Unfortunately non of the backup jobs, selection lists or history of backups and restores are present.  

So I have the catalog folder and data folder full of all the data that Backup Exec needs, but Backup Exec is not seeing it.
Question by:BuildingGreen
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by:Rodney Barnhardt
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This document should explain how to do it:
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by:Iamthecreator OM
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What version of BEWS were you using earlier??
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by:Iamthecreator OM
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Is it by any chance W2K8 R2?
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I am familiar with the document provided and have already followed it but Backup Exec is not seeing the catalogs or data.  It's the same version of BE as before.  No, this is not Win 2008 R2, just Win 2008.
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by:Iamthecreator OM
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Please confirm that the TOOLS>OPTIONS in BEWS show you the same location for CATALOG and DB files as the actual location where they are located

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It's Backup Exec 12.0, same as before running on Win 2008 R1.  Anyhow I confirmed the catalog and db file locations in tools -> options.  I think I'll just run this without having the old catalogs.  If I need to do a restore from older tapes, I'll have to re-catalog those particular tapes.

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