+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
How do you do....it? Thread, .bkf files (NTBackup/ExecBackup) in Technical; I've been experimenting. We have backup exec writing to a (for now) usb harddrive, and I want to recover the ...
  1. #1
    duncane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    156
    Thank Post
    66
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    17

    .bkf files (NTBackup/ExecBackup)

    I've been experimenting.

    We have backup exec writing to a (for now) usb harddrive, and I want to recover the data on a separate machine. (Effectively to simulate the original server dying, and having to recover).

    I'm using NTBackup on XP Pro via the Gui. I've set it to get the catalogue from the .bkf files (because it was done on another machine), but how do I find the right .bkf file?

    Is there a utility that will produce a catalogue listing, and the bkf file they're associated with?

    Or I'm I just being muddle-headed (and can you put me on the right track)?

    Is it made more complicated by the fact that we're backing up multiple volumes to the same disk, rather than having each one as a separate job?

  2. #2

    Michael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    9,262
    Thank Post
    242
    Thanked 1,572 Times in 1,252 Posts
    Rep Power
    340
    The BKF files should be named and dated differently?

  3. Thanks to Michael from:

    duncane (16th March 2010)

  4. #3
    duncane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    156
    Thank Post
    66
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    The BKF files should be named and dated differently?
    They're broken down into 1GB chunks - and a single backup spans multiple chunks.

    I suppose as one *big* chunk they'd be easier to catalogue, and it is an NTFS disk (so no 4GB upper limit... as far as I'm aware... wikipedia says 16TB as implemented... so looks good).

    What's the advantage of 1GB chunks (given that that seemed to be the default setting) - does it just reduce the amount of data you'd lose if one of the files got corrupted?

  5. #4
    danrhodes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wath Upon Dearne
    Posts
    1,513
    Thank Post
    157
    Thanked 181 Times in 150 Posts
    Rep Power
    68
    We split out B2D files into 400GB chunks which I think is the default?

  6. Thanks to danrhodes from:

    duncane (16th March 2010)

  7. #5
    duncane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    156
    Thank Post
    66
    Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by danrhodes View Post
    We split out B2D files into 400GB chunks which I think is the default?
    I can't imagine having expressly chosen 1GB chunks - but it's possible. The concensus seems to be "big and chunky" - so I'll go with that.

    Cheers.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. bkf corrupt recovery software
    By randle in forum Windows
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 16th July 2013, 02:36 PM
  2. Corrupt Ntbackup .bkf file
    By plexer in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 16th April 2012, 09:35 AM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 20th August 2007, 09:52 AM
  4. ntbackup help please :S
    By techyphil in forum Windows
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 18th June 2007, 02:19 PM
  5. NTBackup
    By Gatt in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 4th January 2007, 11:16 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •