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restoring system state from partial catalog

By mpace ·
Dear Experts,

I am having difficulty getting a full catalog job in backup exec to run. After the last job of 16 hours and many tb, I can go to the restore section of backup exec and see the date along with the system state to backup, so I am assuming that I will be able to restore the system state tomorrow when I am in front of the server. Should I assume correctly that I will be able to restore the system state since I can see the date and the system state selections or will I have problems since the catalog job didn't successfully finish? I will be transfering FSMO roles after that, so if you have any advice on that. I would greatly appreciate it!!!

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strange but...

by mpace In reply to restoring system state fr ...

I always tend to stump you guys. I guess I should move on to another forum, huh?

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I think you will have a little trouble on this backup..

Since it did not finish correctly you will have a big problem, unless you can pick out data bit by bit of which will take more time than doing a full back up. i would do another full back up (if possible) and use that. Hope all works out for you.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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Not a chance...

by mpace In reply to I think you will have a l ...

The server completely died, so I had create a separate raid container and reinstalled 2000 on that new container. I did so to miggrate the data off of the server, so there isn't going to be away to do any kind of backup in this case. The only reason that I am doing a system state restore is to do a FSMO role transfer. Should this be able to work or is there another way?

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Sorry no easy answers here

by OH Smeg In reply to restoring system state fr ...

but in relation tot he spefic question that you asked Should I assume correctly that I will be able to restore the system state since I can see the date and the system state selections or will I have problems since the catalog job didn't successfully finish?

No you shouldn't expect to be able to restore what you have saved because you can see. These are just headers and not the actual Data Store. The Backup Exe in Windows isn't overly reliable at the best of times for this and when it's incomplete it's downright dangerous to assume anything other than it didn't work and is unlikely to be there or be complete.

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