Advise needed to re-catalog tapes from Backup Exec into Nextbackup 7.5

Posted on 2012-08-14
Last Modified: 2012-08-23
Hi all

I've been give 200 old tapes from years ago, and asked to catalog them all in Netbackup 7.5 for Windows Server 2008.

I think originally they were used with an old Backup Exec server at the school I work for.  We use Netbackup now, so ideally they need to be imported into Netbackup 7.5.

I've been told the tapes contain data from all over the place including a variety of sources, all muddled up.

Is there an easy way I can re-catalog them in Netbackup 7.5 so that I can then restore the data to a drive for us to read and organise?

I imagine the challenges are that they are from an early version of Backup Exec (not sure which) coupled with the fact they contain data from a variety of drives on a variety of servers...

Any help would be appreciated as I'm pretty new to storage and backups.


Question by:jonnyguitar
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    First, depending on the age of the tapes, some of the data may not be readable. That is the downside to tapes. There is a technote on how to do it. It is a pain, I had to do it when we went to 6.0. It is all command line. Here is how to do it on 7.x
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    by:Rodney Barnhardt
    You definately need to do it before you upgrade to the next release, because they are going to discontine the ability to do it.

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