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File format and naming

Where can I locate documentation about the file format and naming used by Backup Exec (various versions)?

Given a directory containing a backup (incremental or set of indepentent recovery points) can I see from the file names if the backup was complete and successfull or if it is corrupted for any possible reason (maybe due to a power failure during backup)?

Regards

mario

 

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Re: File format and naming

Backup Exec created BKF files and IMG folders (ignoring the complications for deduplicatipon anyway as you shoud not really try to look in dedup folders)

IMG folders are IMGnnnnn

BKF files are B2Dnnnnn.bkf

 

You look in the job log list you can see sucessful backups and if you open each job log you can see the media names

 

Note: except for DR of the whole Backup Exec server do not replicate or take copies of the BKF files and IMG folders outside of Backup Exec, due to maintaining consistency against the relationships within Backuo Exec (see this article for more details http://www.veritas.com/docs/000015327) If you need copies on tape or secondary disk locations then run duplicate jobs.

 

 

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Re: File format and naming

Backup Exec created BKF files and IMG folders (ignoring the complications for deduplicatipon anyway as you shoud not really try to look in dedup folders)

IMG folders are IMGnnnnn

BKF files are B2Dnnnnn.bkf

 

You look in the job log list you can see sucessful backups and if you open each job log you can see the media names

 

Note: except for DR of the whole Backup Exec server do not replicate or take copies of the BKF files and IMG folders outside of Backup Exec, due to maintaining consistency against the relationships within Backuo Exec (see this article for more details http://www.veritas.com/docs/000015327) If you need copies on tape or secondary disk locations then run duplicate jobs.

 

 

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Re: File format and naming

As an aside be aware that

 

Backup Exec System Recovery (also known as Symantc System Recovery depending on version)  is a completely separate product from Backup Exec and as you mention recovery points I have a concern that you may be using the other product. My first answer above, relates to Backup Exec itself and not the System Recovery Product (which has a different forum to post in for advice as it is a different product: https://www.veritas.com/community/backup-and-recovery/forums/system-recovery )