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Old 14th December 2007, 06:05
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Hi,
I installed a new Hp Ultrium 920 Drive on computer that worked last years with other backup drive and Backup Exec 11d. I installed the drive, made necessary changes in software and installed latest patches for BE.
The scheduled job run 100%.

I discovered that backup includes bkf files from couple of servers (data and system state). For testing purposes I tried to restore couple of files.

I didn't have any problem to restore bkf to alternate location.
But I cannot restore from bkf file using NTBackup.

Setup:
BKF files were created on W2003 servers and W2000 server and after transfered to
WIN XP pc running Backup Exec where the HP Ultrium drive is attached.

There is a reason why they set it up like this.
I didn't work with bkf a lot. So don't know why I cannot restore it. Have a feeling that there is no catalog for files since they are taken from the other computer.


The message that I get is
Enter the path and file name of the backup file you want to catalog.
Media name: Media created10/11/2007 at 2:42
Media number 1
Catalog backup file: and shows the path of the file that I choose

Click OK. And it shows again the same message.

What is the right way to restore bkf on other computer and alternate location?

Will appreciate your help.

Thx.
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Hi,

What if you try to restore it from the main server and provide the network path to that second box as alternate location?

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Old 14th December 2007, 12:55
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Default Re: restore bkf files on different computer

Hi, Kapil.
I didn't mentioned in my initial post...

I tried to copy 6GB bkf file back to the server where it was created and couldn't do it. The message was the same. I have screenshots but they are to big for upload.
Don't have time to resize and upload them now... If you are interested I can do it tomorrow.

I need basic understanding on how I can manipulate with bkf data file(system state other story).
What should be done to restore the file on different machine.

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Hi,

Always here to help.

Just go throgh the link and have look at the related topics also given in last of the doc.

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

One more for system state:

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d....mspx?mfr=true

Whenever backup fails it logs the same in log file. Provide the error from there and event viewer if any:

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Kapil,
I made a simple test on my laptop.
I backed up couple of smal folders with files from my desktop to alternate folder
on the same desktop.

The restore works fine only from this location. When I move the bkf to the Desktop
I am getting a message similar that I received for the bkf from the server.

My conclusion for now, that it is possible to restore bkf only from the original location where file was created.

Later today will read the info from the links you provided.

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Hi Kapil.

I am back with the solution

I clicked on the link you provided. Honestly, the article is not valuable - use of NTBackup on XP.

But! At the end of the article I found a link to Cataloging files.

Tools-- Catalog files... I created smal bkf, moved it to different folder.
Sure I cannot restore it. Than I clicked Catalog and Restored the file without any problem.
Next I copied the same bkf to remote server (BTW it was 2000).
Clicked Catalog and Restored the file!

In my initial post I mentioned that I have a feeling that it's cataloging problem.

So bkf from xp was restored on 2000. Cool. I have the answer.

Thanks for your tips.
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The same thing i was think that it will be helpfull.

Any way we are back on the way.

Cheers...........

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