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Hello,
We have backup exec 2012 r2 and I need to catalog old tapes (ultrium4) from 2011.
I see that the inventory/catalog process takes 3 hours a tape, is there a way to reduce this time with backup exec?
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Carlettus
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Probably not.  The problem is that you have to read through the whole tape to extract the necessary information.  Much better to back up the catalog or database periodically, and keep that backup somewhere safe (do you possibly have a backup of the backup server that you can catalog and restore first?).

It's possible you'll see some performance benefit by placing BE and the catalog on the fastest possible storage.  Is it worth putting it on SSD?  I suppose that depends on how many tapes you have to catalog, and (the big unknown) how much time it will save by cataloging to SSD.

Oh, one other performance improvement would be a combination of multiple tape drives in a tape library.  With multiple drives, you can catalog multiple tapes at once.  With a library, you can have multiple tapes selected, and catalog them all in one operation (select multiple, right click, select "catalog" should work).
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Hello,
thank you for your reply, you gave me a good advice .
The tape library contains 24 tapes, so when I have to perform a restore of more than a year I have to take the entire set of tapes, you can imagine the consequence.
In the first part of your message as I understand, you say that if I have a copy of the old catalog I can mount it and perform the restore without going through the entire catalog process of the 24 tapes .... then when I finish I mount again the current catalog.If it's like this is there a documentation that explains the steps I have to follow on backup exec 2012 R2?

Thank you
Carlettus
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