TEX4S, on 08 August 2011 - 22:05, said:
deep breath ----- ooooosssaaaahhhhhhhh oooossaaaahhhhhhh
ok - Thanks vanx
I will try calling them tomorrow as its almost 5:00 > Thanks for your offer - I know I'll be using your advice - damned nice of ya' to lend a hand.
To answer your question - yes that is the exact error I get on several different tapes.
But the scenario mentioned does not describe our situation. Which was:
tapes made with old version - now we want to extract the data and dump it to a 2TB external - regardless of readable format. - that simple
nearly every tape says that it is missing or has been overwritten.... weird.
I say nearly because I was successful on 2 restore jobs within the last 4 hours - making my boss think Im a god
Is it just me or is this software incredibly confusing because it sucks, or because enterprise stuff has to be confusing and complex to justify the prices ? meh
Thanks for your help man, I appreciate it. - oh and X-Files was the best show on TV. Ever. (minus the last 2-3 years
No problem mate, glad to help.
Regarding your scenario -- is it possible that a backup that you're trying to restore spans multiple tapes? I recently had to do a bit of work for a client where a backup spanned several tapes. In that case, all relevant tapes were needed to be imported before proceeding with restoring data. The tape holding the first fragment of a backup is crucial as, without it, it's not possible to restore.
Also, what is the version of Backup Exec (BUE) that was used to do the original backups to DLT media? You mentioning 2001 suggests that it's 8.x or earlier as v9 wasn't released until 2003. What is the version of BUE that you're trying to use to restore to a 2TB volume?
Can you also please confirm that you're simply trying to restore data from tapes that were written by an earlier version of BUE? Were they or were they not used for other backups since 2001? If they were, then it is quite possible that data you're trying to recover from 2001 backups has been partially/completely overwritten.
It is also possible that some backups that were taken using an earlier version of BUE had version-specific features enabled. If those features were not carried forward to your newer version of BUE then it is possible that meta-data read in during the import may not be mapped correctly.
Customers whose retention periods dictated that data has to be kept for many years always give me headaches. A lot of them tend not to move data onto new forms of storage -- and thus test restores by staging data on disk before writing it to newer tapes -- they simply wait until the lightning strikes.
Let me know how you get on with support