Can I restore BackupExec tape backup without installing BackupExec?
Posted on 2014-11-07
I have a customer with a Windows SBS 2003 server that has just finally given up the ghost. I already implemented a Mac Server a year and a half ago, but for some reason they kept using this legacy server.
I took over support of their systems since they got this server and it turns out that it was set up as a RAID stripe. One of the HDDs is failing so obviously it is not booting.
We want to lay this old girl to bed, but they need their data back and that is on a tape backup done on there with Symantec BackupExec 11.
For obvious reasons I would much rather not have to install a fresh copy of Windows Server on a spare HDD on there, install the drivers, install BackupExec just to restore the backup from 1 tape.
I tried installing Windows XP rather than Server yesterday, but the XP version on my USB stick turned out to be Home so I think it was missing some Local Security Policies that it needed to install BackupExec.
Does anyone know of any Symantec utils that I can use to restore this 1 backup?
Ideally it would be a boot disc of some type that I could boot from and restore the backup to a spare HDD connected to the machine, but that is probably far too sensible!
Any ideas fellow geniuses?
Thanks in advance :-)