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Symantec backup exec 2010 - copy a vhd or files from tape to disc

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Hi,

We are using symantec backup exec 2010 for backing up our hyper-v virtual machines. I need to pull a backed up vhd from tape to disc which I'll copy off to a usb. I dont want to do a full restore of our live VM. Just pull a copy of the backed up vhd for the tape we pulled or pull an individual file from a vhd and copy to a usb if that's possible.

I put the tape in the drive, I click restore, I select the tape in the drive, I can see the shadow copies, I select the vhd I want to restore, I set redirection to the path where I want the file to get copied and I specify source as our tape drive.

When I run the job it will tell me the virtual machine is on and the job fails.

How the heck do you simply pull a copy of a vhd from tape or at least pull an individual file from the vhd backed up on the tape? I know how a full restore works. That's not what Im trying to do.
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I think I found my answer in another question
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Backup_Restore/Q_27300545.html

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH139692

I was trying to do a file redirect not a hyper-v redirect.
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Backup exec 2010 does not have a way to simply extract one file and redirect it to another location. At least not that I have ever found or heard of being able to do. Version 2012 does have that ability. What I have done in the past (with VMware) is redirect to a powered off "cloned" VM and overwrote it. First power it on without the network and verify the file is in that backup. Then reconfigure the IP address and name, then connect it to the network to copy the file off. Sorry, I am not familiar if that will work with Hyper-V since I have never touched it. However, this is similar to the process described in the links you posted.
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Thanks Rodney. I figured it out on my own from the links I posted above. I was trying to do a  file restore of the VHD. You have to select hyper-v restore then specify the location where you wanted to restore. I just did a file restore to another host. Also backup exec can do granular restores for individual files but you have to enable it and it can put more bloat on your server. We did not have that enabled.
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