Backup Exec backup to disk folder restore issue
Posted on 2010-09-17
I am running Backup Exec version 9.1 on a Windows Server 2003 domain controller.
It is backing up to Backup to Disk folders on a permanently attached external USB disk. In order to have data stored off-site, a copy job copies the backup bkf files to a second portable USB disk which is then rotated off-site.
The issue is this – I can restore fine from the permanently attached USB disk but I cannot seem to do it from the second portable USB disk (which I would need to do in the event of theft etc).
I have copied the bkf’s from the portable disk to the permanent one and re inventoried the backup to disk folder, I have also tried to re catalog the bkf’s so that in the restore area it gives me the option to choose the right date to restore from but I get an error message when recataloging.
Can someone tell me the correct procedure for doing this – it isn’t that difficult on any other backup software but as usual Backup Exec makes a simple process a complete nightmare.