Backup Exec 2010 restore
Posted on 2010-11-18
I have two servers that I back up to, one is our mail server running Windows 2003 and Exchange 2003 and the other server is a Windows 2008 server running file and print services. The external 500GB hard drives are plugged into the Win 2008 server and a share has been created
Share name on the external USB HD is DataBackup
The data is stored on \\win2k8svr\DataBackup\MailSvr
I backup the Win 2003 server using Backup Exec v9.1 to a location on the 500GB external hard drive. Backups are successful
I wanted to make sure that I was able to recover from a server failure so I installed Backup Exec 2010 on one of our offline test servers and attempted to restore the data but that is where I am confused.
After I plugged in the drive to my test server, I go into Devices, hilight Removable Backup-to-Disk Devices and add the drive location in into the path. Once that is done, run an Inventory then a Catalog. The catalog is slow and was taking hours to go through. I never did let it finish because I thought something was wrong. If we did have a catastrophic failure, waiting 1/2 a day for the USB HD to catalog would be teadeous.
So what am I doing wrong? Is there a better way?