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    File recovery from a backup tape

    Hello there, this is an area that I have so far not had to deal with so basically have no clue.

    A pupils work has been deleted, checked the trash can and no joy.

    The pupils work was deleted on Friday, I do have the backup tape from Thursday.

    So basically can I search the backup tapes for his work/Home Folder?

    If so, how would I do this.

    Something else to add its RM servers running RM Backup.

    Cheers in advance for any help.

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    Hi there!

    Pop the tape in.
    Click start, run, type ntbackup and press enter.
    It should offer you a wizard to use for a restore and list an 8mm AIT (typical RM Tape Drive) in which you should be able to find the tape label and navigate to find the students work.

    Be patient though, tape access is slow because it's sequential start to finish.

    Also, it might be advisable to restore to a temporary location to verify it's the correct stuff rather than blindly overwriting.

    Good luck, of if you hit any oddities, fire me a PM tomorrow and I'll work through one with you on one of our RM Servers. (We don't use ntbackup anymore though).

    Hope this helps.

    Kim.

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    Excellent

    Thankyou Kmount, will have a go first thing in the morning, also gives me an excuse to sit and drink a cup of coffee while still waking up

    Cheers.

    Paul.

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    Coffee is a must

    Good luck, but I'm sure you'll be fine.

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    Hummpph

    All I want is an wasy life

    Tried the NTbackup, selected the files to back up too a temp location but it hanged on "mounting backup media" or very similiar.

    I bounced a support request to RM and they suggested to re-catalogue the backup media, the original tape still wont mount but I tried another tape and this did mount.

    Ran out of time as I am a part time techie so will have to look at it again on Friday.

    Whats more worrying is potentially having dodgy backup tapes

    But thankyou for you advice Kmount, might come back too you yet if thats ok

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    Hmm... Been so long since I used ntbackup, I'm in the office on Friday if you want to talk through it on the phone or w/n.

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