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NTBackup

This will take you back a bit, we have a client that need to recover data from a tape where the catolog no longer exists on the server. We have tried to re-catalog the tape but we cannot recall how this is done.
We have deleted all the existing catalogs but still unable to read the data from the tape.

There are a number of articals like this one http://www.ntbackupexe.net/repair-missing-backup-catalog.html but this does not allow us to selet the tape drive as you would say using backupexec.

Can any recall how this can be done. Many thanks.

Regards
Dave
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Premkumar YogeswaranAnalyst II - System AdministratorCommented:
Hi,

Was the backup took by NTBACKUp utility..?

If yes, you can able to catalogue the tape using the ntbackup utility.

If the backup taken by backup exec software or any other third party software, then it cannot be catlogued by NTBackup tool..

Regards,
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dilesAuthor Commented:
Yes it was. The point here is HoW do you select the drive to catalog the ntbackup tape in it.we have the catalog for the current year but thus is a 2008 tape.
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Premkumar YogeswaranAnalyst II - System AdministratorCommented:
Was the tape detected by the device?

open NTbackup
Goto -> Restore and manage media
You should find the tape which you have inserted...

or  click tools-> restore mode
Double click the media name

Now it will catologue the tape...

Regards,
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dilesAuthor Commented:
Ok, as there was over 100+ catalogs we did not see a new on appear. All sorted now. Thanks all.
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dilesAuthor Commented:
It worked
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