Where I work we still have Backup Exec configured with SQL 2005 Express. Meaning the database is on the same computer as the Backup Exec software (something we're working on fixing).
Previously someone on the forums here noted that the only files you would need to backup are: BEDB.bak, bedb_dat.bak, and bedb_log.bak (in C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Data). And that one could rebuild Backup Exec off these files is that correct?
I heard from another person that I need to backup everything in the folders not just the .bak files: Catalog & Data (C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\) is this true?
Example time, let's say your Backup Exec server died, and you just noticed you didn't have a backup of any Backup Exec files. Would there still be a way to recover the data that was written to the tape drives, or are you up the creek without a paddle?
I would you to stop all the BE services and the SQL service for BE and copy the DATA and the CATALOGS folders on a safe location.
It will be very easy to rebuild Backup Exec from scratch if we have these 2 folders. If you have the BEDB.bak, bedb_dat.bak, and bedb_log.bak files only, the process is quiet complicated and time consuming.
Process of rebuilding Backup Exec with DATA and CATALOGS folders:
1 : Install Backup Exec and patch it up.
2 : Stop all the BE services and the SQL service for BE.
3 : Rename the DATA and the CATALOGS folder to _OLD
4 : Copy the DATA and the CATALOGS folders which we had copied earlier on the same location
(C:\Program files\Symantec\Backup Exec)
5 : Start the SQL Service first and then start the remaining BE services.