How to locate the correct backup tape for a restore with Backup Exec ver 10

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My windows sever 2003 (R2) has backup exec ver 10 running. I have continually had issues where it was not compressing files and would often have to change tapes mid-backup (the server has a single tape internal drive). But,  that's not the issue; I need help in determining how to locate the correct backup tape when doing a restore.

Attempting to restore one particular image file, I started the operation, selected the file, selected where to restore to and clicked "run now"; easy, huh? Not!

Once the restore started, it ejected the tape in the drive and, in the "alerts" section, requested tape with the label of "DLT00003"; okay, so now I start inserting each of the backup tapes I use (a total of six; I have no clue which is "DLT00003") and how much you wanna guess none of those tapes had the file? Nope. Not a single of my tapes seemed to be the right one; and this is a recent backup!!

So, how do I determine which tape to insert to retrieve/restore the correct file?  Any help is greatly appreciated. Many thanks, in advance.



Software/Hardware used:
Dell Power Edge 800 server, W2K3, Backup Exec ver 10, 4 internal ESIA 87GB drives in RAID 5 config

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If Backup Exec 10 is anything like 11d, you should able to search for the file by media. You should also label each tape physically and in Backup Exec so you know what each tape stores.

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  • Spadasoe
    you can name the tapes whatever you want. When the tape is in the drive, go to the device, select the tape in the right pane, and select rename. Label each tape the same as the name supplied in BE
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