Owing to a comedy of errors I've found myself in the following situation;
My question is, once the catalog is complete, will I beable to restore any files even though the backup set doesn't show? Is there any way to access these files from the tape?
Running a catalog can be slow. But hopefully once the catalog is done, you will be able to see the backup sets and restore from them.
Assigning the tapes to the Scratch media set shouldn't have hurt the data on the tapes. If an Erase job was run, then the situation gets a lot worse, but the catalog job should have finished very quickly then.
I don't think that moving a tape to the Scratch media set would immediately delete the catalogs from disk, so I am a bit surprised that there ais a need to run a catalog job at all, but hopefully it will have good results.
disclaimer: I know nothing about backing up a Mac server, if that aspect matters.
Thanks for the reply. I left the Catalog running overnight and although it fail on error again, I was able to see the failed job and restore data from it.