Restoring file from backup exe 12.5 on new machine without catalogues

Our server crashed, it was using Backup Exec 12.5. I managed to save the Catalogues from the Syantec folder in Programs and also I have an external disk with the back-ups themselves, but I cannot get to restore . .
I have gone to a new PC and installed Backup Exec on it, transferred to Catalogues to the correct location (so they show) but when I try and restore although I can see the folder and file structure I cannot select them and they do not appear to carry any data.
Do I need to recreate Catalogues from the disk based media (to link) and if so how do I do it exactly? Or is there something I can do with the oldCatalogues I have now and link them in intelligently?


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Chad FranksSenior System EngineerCommented:
this explains it in detail, no how to re-import catalogs into BE 12.5

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markbenhamAuthor Commented:
Thanks, only putting the files in the Catalogue folder and restarting the services hasn't helped and I still can't see the Catalogues or do anything useful. I suspect this is for a newer version of Back-up Exec
markbenhamAuthor Commented:

I've managed to get the Catalogues to show and re-catalogued them but when I attempt a restore I get told: The resource could not be restored because an error occured while connecting to the Backup Exec for Windows Remote Agent.

From this it is clear it is trying to contact the old server (which no longer exists) and write the files back to it or something. how do I stop it and get it to ignore the old server and just restore the files to the C:\ of my local machine?
markbenhamAuthor Commented:
Sussed it . . your article did help but once I had re-catalogued I needed to redirect the restore to the local drive on the machine as it was trying to write back to the old (and now defunct) server.

Thanks for your help though
markbenhamAuthor Commented:
The link was very helpful and I really appreciated that, however the problem went significantly deeper than the link and I had to do a lot of digging and thinking to work out what was happening! As such, the solution/link provided only delivered around 65% of the solution to what I was trying to achieve, and Chad didn't manage to come back to me with further help before I had sorted it myself.

But thanks Chad!

Take care

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