While backing up data from a resource, Backup Exec creates a set of catalog files that reside on the media server and on the media. These catalog files contain information about the contents of all media and are used when selections are made for restore jobs.
Media backed up at other Backup Exec installations must be cataloged by the local media server before data can be viewed in the Restore Job Properties dialog box because the catalog for the media does not exist on the media server. The media must have a Catalog job performed on it before files can be selected to restore.
Cataloging media while reviewing devices or media