Cannot seem to move "backup to disk" "B2D" files.
We are having a hard time figuring out what is going on here. It seems this should be a simple operation but it is not working as expected.
Here is the simple scenario:
1. We have a machine we are decommissioning that was our main Backup Exec server. However, we have build a new machine and have placed that machine into service as our backup machine. Everything is running nicely.
- Created a new empty Backup To Disk folder on an external hard disk. We then copied all the "B2D" files there (did not change the "index" or "config" files.) We ran "inventory/catalog" and everything looked great there. No problems.
- We shutdown the machine, removed the external hard drive and installed it on the NEW Backup Exec Server.
"The job failed with the following error: Invalid Physical Volume Library Media Identifier."
7. EVEN the jobs that did make it through the "catalog" process, when we try to do a restore from them we get the message:
"The selected media was not found in the catalogs. You must first catalog the media if you want to use it for restore operations."
That is clearly a catch-22 since we had just finished successfully the catalog operation on that media.
So what to do? The files still exist on the old sever, seem to be cataloged properly. Trying to copy those "B2D" files seems like that should work (we followed a procedure from a support article).
All we want is to transfer the backups of some machines to the new Backup Exec server.
Thanks in advance for your help, it is appreciated.