Advise needed to re-catalog tapes from Backup Exec into Nextbackup 7.5
Posted on 2012-08-14
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.