7.3 catalog wierdness: Media ID {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} - Veritas Backup Exec

This is a discussion on 7.3 catalog wierdness: Media ID {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} - Veritas Backup Exec ; Hi, Environment: BackupExec 7.3 2575 REVISED. Machine is NT4 Workstaiton, Service Pack 5. BeCatDrv.dll is dated 10/22/99 and is 345,264 bytes. The BackupExec account has admin rights, and I'm logged on as an admin. I've been merrily using a single ...

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  1. 7.3 catalog wierdness: Media ID {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}

    Hi,

    Environment: BackupExec 7.3 2575 REVISED. Machine is NT4 Workstaiton,
    Service Pack 5. BeCatDrv.dll is dated 10/22/99 and is 345,264 bytes. The
    BackupExec account has admin rights, and I'm logged on as an admin.

    I've been merrily using a single DDS2 DAT drive for some time. I put all
    tapes into the "Rotation - Normal" media group. The catalogs of tapes
    created/reused with this drive are fine.

    Just bought a DDS3 autoloader, and installed the BackupExec AutoLoader
    update. I renamed my old "Rotation - Normal" media set to "Rotation - Normal
    DDS2," then set up a new "Rotation - Normal" group. I erased and named the
    media in the all slots of the new drive. Then I did a full backup of all
    machines.

    Now, under Restore Selections, the Volume View doesn't show _any_ backups
    created on the new DDS3 drive, except for one that I aborted. If I switch to
    Media View, I see all the old DDS2 media with the appropriate contents, but
    under the one new DDS3 media that I used, I see _all_ the backup sets. That
    is, under the DDS3 media created 6/24/00, I see backup sets created on DDS2
    media back to 3/11/00. However, I only see one backup set created on 6/24,
    the one I aborted before doing the full backup of all machines.

    I suppose it has something to do with this: under Media Management, the new
    DDS3 media has a Media ID of {A762ED2A-4933-11D4-9E5C-00A024EFD0A8}. Under
    the Restore Selections tab, the same media shows a Media ID of
    {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}. Why is the Restore Selection using
    this ID? Is my catalog still there somewhere? How do I fix this, and prevent
    it in the future?

    Thanks,

    Mark Berry



  2. Re: 7.3 catalog wierdness: Media ID {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}


    Mark,

    Shutdown the BE services and use the NTbackup to perform a quick erase on
    this tape. Before restarting the services, delete BETOPCAT.IDX in the catalogs
    directory and this should fix the problem. Make sure you have MDAC v2.1.1
    or v2.5 installed as older versions of ODBC can corrupt the catalog index
    file. To check which version you have, run Regedit and navigate to:
    HKLM/Software/Microsoft/DataAccess, you will find the version displayed on
    the right window pane.

    Good luck,
    Paul

    "Mark Berry" wrote:
    >Hi,
    >
    >Environment: BackupExec 7.3 2575 REVISED. Machine is NT4 Workstaiton,
    >Service Pack 5. BeCatDrv.dll is dated 10/22/99 and is 345,264 bytes. The
    >BackupExec account has admin rights, and I'm logged on as an admin.
    >
    >I've been merrily using a single DDS2 DAT drive for some time. I put all
    >tapes into the "Rotation - Normal" media group. The catalogs of tapes
    >created/reused with this drive are fine.
    >
    >Just bought a DDS3 autoloader, and installed the BackupExec AutoLoader
    >update. I renamed my old "Rotation - Normal" media set to "Rotation - Normal
    >DDS2," then set up a new "Rotation - Normal" group. I erased and named

    the
    >media in the all slots of the new drive. Then I did a full backup of all
    >machines.
    >
    >Now, under Restore Selections, the Volume View doesn't show _any_ backups
    >created on the new DDS3 drive, except for one that I aborted. If I switch

    to
    >Media View, I see all the old DDS2 media with the appropriate contents,

    but
    >under the one new DDS3 media that I used, I see _all_ the backup sets. That
    >is, under the DDS3 media created 6/24/00, I see backup sets created on DDS2
    >media back to 3/11/00. However, I only see one backup set created on 6/24,
    >the one I aborted before doing the full backup of all machines.
    >
    >I suppose it has something to do with this: under Media Management, the

    new
    >DDS3 media has a Media ID of {A762ED2A-4933-11D4-9E5C-00A024EFD0A8}. Under
    >the Restore Selections tab, the same media shows a Media ID of
    >{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}. Why is the Restore Selection using
    >this ID? Is my catalog still there somewhere? How do I fix this, and prevent
    >it in the future?
    >
    >Thanks,
    >
    >Mark Berry
    >
    >



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