Restore data from Netbackup xxxx.C file
Posted on 2012-03-30
We have an old system with verison 5 of Veritas Netbackup which does not really work anymore. We need to recover SQL data from tapes that were written by this version of Netbackup. Since the Netbackup was not working, we sent the tapes to Ontrack data recovery to get the data. The data sent backup to us on a USB drive was of the exact files written to the tape which was one big file in the format of xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.C. Apparently Netbackup writes Sql databases in that format which is encrypted and only Netbackup can read this type of file.
Symantec no longer supports this version and we cannot find any of the old disks to do a fresh install on another server. Since we do not have a current contract Symantec will not talk to us to assist. An they do not offer a per incident option on Netbackup.
This data is not production and is only needed for historical purposes. It was previously on a SAN that died.
We really need to recover this data and creative options are welcome.