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Quick Erase by Mistake - BE2010

Hi, Accidentally we run a Quick Erase on tape. There is any way to roll back to recover the information?

We are using Backup Exec 2010 and the tape DAT HP C7973A 

Thx to all!

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I'm afraid....

Nothing you can do from within Backup Exec... sorry to hear that sad

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I'm afraid....

Nothing you can do from within Backup Exec... sorry to hear that sad

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Hi Once you do quick erase

Hi Once you do quick erase there is no way by which backupexec can recover the data on that tape. Moreover there can be some 3rd party tools which you can refer or check to do same. Thanks,

No chances with BE...

No with Backup Exec (or with any normal backup software.)

Some third party recovery softwares might be able to do. Try googling

Quick erase the project backup tape LTO 5

Dear  All

Sorry to ask the same question ,I have done the same quick erase the tape by mistake .But i have the catalog backup file. Is it possible to restore the data using catalog files. thanks

Re: Quick erase the project backup tape LTO 5

Sorry the catalog is an index of backup data within the set, but to make use of it you still have to sucessfully mount the tape content as it was before the erase (the catalog file does not contain your actual data)

In theory the data is still on your tape - as a quick erase ONLY erases the tape header but you will have to go to a data recovery company (or use third party tools) to access the data, Backup Exec cannot do it.

 

Note: If you used encryption on the tape do not bother going to a data recovery company as they won't be able to restore anything.