I have a tape drive (Dell ML 6000) and a server (Dell 2950) that has 2008r2 on it. It is our backup server with Symantec Backup Exec 2010 installed on it. We have a C drive, E Drive and F Drive configured on it. The Backup exec Catalog file is going to the E drive. The server has six hard drives configured on RAID 5. Two weeks ago we had a drive fail and the E as well as the F drive disappeared. This also caused the backups to fail because the catalog file was on the E drive. We tried to replace the drive on it but someone password locked the configuration to the RAID drive so we can't add it. To get our backups working again, I just configured backup exec to put the Catalog file on the C drive. Everything backup fine again. What I did notice is, and here is the question, our restoration history disappeared. We have to keep our backups for a year before we recycle tapes. When I try to do a restore job, it only has the last two weeks since I got the backup working again.
Is there any way to get that restoration history back?
For example, If I just put in a random tape in and catalog and inventory it, will the start and end date of the tape appear back in backup exec or is all that data lost?
I have no idea of what tapes need to be recycled now either.
Yes, we did just purchase a new physical backup server also.