Restoring data from a Veritas Backup exec USb Hard Drive

Our server recently went down and I need to restore data from our usb hard drive which our symantec Veritas Backup exec software backs up to.... I would be very grateful if someone could tell me in simple terms how to choose the files and restore them....  I have currently attached the usb drive to another server running the same version of backup exec and will want to restore the files to another location...
Is this easy to do..?
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Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
Well, if you were backing up the catalog, the firs thing to do would be to restore the catalog folder to or over the catalog folder on the new server. This will tell you what images are what. If you do not have a backup of the catalog, then you will have to catalog the backups to see which ones are which.
philipgeckoAuthor Commented:
do i do an inventory first?
Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
Yes, set it up as a B2D folder. Then inventory it, that way BE knows what is located on the drive. Then perform a catalog of the files.
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philipgeckoAuthor Commented:
ok i have done an inventory and now am cataloguing all the B2D files which there are quite a few... once they have been catalogued what is the next procedure..??
Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
From this point, it should work just like you normally restore data. Select the restore option, browse to the data you want to restore, if you want to redirect to another server, select that server and path (remote agent must be installed), the start the restore.
philipgeckoAuthor Commented:
I am getting failures when cataloguing these files... i have attached the report so that you can see.... Job-Log-BEX-AMI-GFVSRV-01534-xml.mht

Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
This seems to indicate it is missing media. Do you know how the backups were configured? Was this the only USB drive? Was there overwrite protection? Were you doing a Full at one point, then incrementals\differentials the rest of the week\month\etc. Here could be the issue. If this was your only USB drive, and there was no overwrite protection, some of the backups may have been overwritten. Paticularly, if you were doing say a weekly or monthly full and incrementals\differentials the rest of the time. If this was the case, and you are missing media images, the your prospects of recovering data are not good.

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philipgeckoAuthor Commented:
I have been able to restore data from another usb drive, thankfully... even though it wasnt the latest it will do! Many thanks for your help...
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