I had to reinstall the backup the backup exec on the server, the server was completely formated, all disks... so I lost the catalog and the database of backup exec. I have some tapes that was used to perform backup and now I am doing my new backups with no problem...
The problem is: I have a request to do a restore from a date that was used on my previous backup exec installation.. I have the tape inserted and did the inventory, I have associate the media set and did the catalog... in job monitor shows that the catalog was successfull, but when I try to perform a restore from this tape it says that I need to catalog first, the catalog is already done.. but still shows the same message.
It could be that your backup set spans a couple of tapes and you did not catalog the entire series of tape. Make sure that you catalog the entire series of tapes.
PKH - why you are repeating what Gurvinder Rait Said ?????
the Data backed up are written also in catalog folder, if the catalog is deleated or renamed you cannot perform restore at all
Run job catalog of each tape facing issue, if it fails rename the present catalog to catalog.old and try one more time new job catalog, if the issue still occur, check the adamm.log in x/program files/symantec/ backup exec/logs if there are some errors
also in event viewer if there are some relevant errors
Post also the error of job catalog and we'll find out what is going on
I got another tape from 3 weeks ago and that one worked... don´t know if the files was what the client expect but I did the restore with those files. I will have to wait an aswer from the client, if its ok I will just ignore this tape... if not, I will try those steps from that article, I found it very usefull. Also, what pkh says it´s related to this article but I believe that as this is a common issue (I didn´t knew that...) the aswer to that issue would be similar to that.
But thank you all for now, I still didn´t get the tape to work and I have just a standalone drive there and I can´t try now, I have a full backup to run on this weekend...