Restore catalog not complete


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Guest

I've set NTBACKUP as a scheduled unmanaged nightly task. This has been
running for a few weeks and i check the log files to ensure the backup was
successful. I've recently needed to restore a file from an older tape, so i
selected the restore tab and only about 10 most recent jobs seem to be
listed. Is this the most i can see? How do i restore from a tape which does
not show up on this catalog?
 
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Jerold Schulman

I've set NTBACKUP as a scheduled unmanaged nightly task. This has been
running for a few weeks and i check the log files to ensure the backup was
successful. I've recently needed to restore a file from an older tape, so i
selected the restore tab and only about 10 most recent jobs seem to be
listed. Is this the most i can see? How do i restore from a tape which does
not show up on this catalog?

The following is an extract from
3303 » How can Windows 2000 backup restore a multi-tape backup set, when some of the tapes are missing?
in the 'Tips & Tricks' at http://www.jsifaq.com

06. In RSM, right-click the first tape (from offline media) that you wish to restore, and press Inject. Physically insert the tape. RSM will mount, read the media label, and place the tape in the Import media pool.

07. Start Ntbackup. If you have not previously selected the Always move new import media to the backup media pool option, a dialog will be displayed asking you what to do with the import media. Check the Allocate all compatible import media
to backup box and press OK.

08. Select the Restore tab. On the Tools menu, press Options and select the General tab.

09. Clear the Use the catalogs on the media to speed up building restore catalogs on disk check box. When the informational dialog box is displayed, press Yes.

10. On the Restore tab, select the tape media catalog name for the backup set that you wish to restore.

11. Right-click the catalog name and press Catalog, to build a new media catalog of the data on the tape. When the backup detect the end of the tape, you may be prompted to insert the next tape in the series.

12. Select the appropriate restore option and press Start Restore.


Jerold Schulman
Windows Server MVP
JSI, Inc.
http://www.jsiinc.com
http://www.jsifaq.com
 

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