Symantec backup exec 2010 - copy a vhd or files from tape to disc
Posted on 2014-02-20
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.