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I back up some virtual server's VMDK file to LTO tape device once a week.
And I want to restore one server's vmdk file from LTO tape by using Symantec Backup Exec 2010 to usb drive.
Therefore,I set up "New job" from "Restore Tasks" like followings on Symantec Backup Exec 2010.

I checked the box followings

File Redirection
direct file sets
Restore to drive <<USB Drive>>
Resore to path <<USB Drive path >>

I run this restore job and it failed soon.

the error messages :
The job failed with the following error:Unable to attach to a resource.
Make sure that all selected resouorces exist and are online and then try again.
If the server or resource no longer exists.
remove it from the selection list.Edit the selection list properties,
click the View Selection Details tab, and then remove the resource.

I have no idea what is happening.
USB Drive is very new one and capacity is enough.
The USB Drive is visible from Back up server.

Please let me know how to restore the vmkd file on the usb drive.
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You need to upgrade to 2010 R2 and it will start working.


I upgrade to 2010 R2 and tried again.
and, it failed with following messages

Final error: 0xe0009566 - The restore job cannot continue because the option to delete existing virtual machines prior to restore is not selected. Select this option on the restore job properties, and then run the job again.
Final error category: Resource Errors

I want to restore vmdk to USB drive from LTO tape while keeping exsting virtual machine running.
Why do I need to choose the option to delete existing virual machine ?

Some important thing is missing ?

Only Symantec knows for sure; but, as long as the restore is going to the USB drive, it shouldn't hurt: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH64026
If you want to redirect the restore of a VM, you need to set your options in the "VMware Redirection" section of the restore job: http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23032 

Sounds like you've used "File Redirection" instead of "Vmware Redirection" to set your options.
Under VMware Redirection you'll find "Redirect to a folder", "Restore to drive" and "Restore to path" to help you achieve what you want.
Do NOT uncheck the option to "Delete existing Virtual machines" as this will get rid of your VM if you use it in combination with only the "File Redirection" section.


Thank you for your comments

>Do NOT uncheck the option to "Delete existing Virtual machines" as this will get rid of your VM if you use it in combination with only the "File Redirection" section.

You wrote "Do Not uncheck"
Does this mean , I need to "check" the option ?
I would like to double-check.

Apologies. That was a typo. I meant do NOT check the option "Delete existing Virtual Machines". It should be unchecked, so existing VMs are not deleted.

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