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Archived Backups?

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Hi, this is a quick question, hopefully it can be answered quickly.

 

 

 

The question is: If I create a backup set and backup files to this set and then I want to archive it what happens if something happens to the backup computer and loses the backup set file that is stored on the backup server? Can Retrospect rebuild the file if that was gone and I wanted to restore data from this backup tape a year or two down the line?

 

 

 

Thanks in advance,

 

 

 

Eric

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Eric,

 

 

 

what you probably mean is the catalog file, not the backup set. Yes, you can recreate the catalog, which holds the table of contents of the media. Use the 'Repair Catalog' command for this and insert the media that you want to restore from.

 

Re-creating the catalog takes as long as the backup has taken as the whole tape has to be read by Retrospect.

 

 

 

Hope this helps.

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