Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Backup Exec 2010 restore

Posted on 2010-11-18
3
Medium Priority
?
850 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
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?
0
Comment
Question by:johnbowden
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 32

Accepted Solution

by:
Rodney Barnhardt earned 1000 total points
ID: 34180668
Cataloging can take a while. The best thing to do is copy your catalog folder to another location as part of you backup solution. For example, create a script that will copy it to your USB drive. Then, you can just copy the catalog to the new server and have all of your backup data.
0
 

Author Comment

by:johnbowden
ID: 34180839
where is the catalog located?
0
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:Rodney Barnhardt
ID: 34181643
If it is in the default location, it would be: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Catalogs
You could use something like Windows Backup to copy the folder to the external drive.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

For anyone that has accidentally used newSID with Server 2008 R2 (like I did) and hasn't been able to get the server running again because you were unlucky (as I was) and had no backups - I was able to get things working by doing a Registry Hive rec…
Backups and Disaster RecoveryIn this post, we’ll look at strategies for backups and disaster recovery.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…
Suggested Courses

885 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question