Catalog levels

The amount of information that can be viewed through the catalog for media is determined by the media's catalog level. Backup Exec fully catalogs each backup; however, there may be instances where media does not appear as fully cataloged in the Restore Job Properties dialog box.

The following are possible catalog levels:

Table: Media catalog levels



Fully cataloged media

With fully-cataloged media, you can do the following:

  • View information on all the directories and files contained in each backup set.

  • Search for files to restore.

Truncated cataloged media

Truncated cataloged media lists only backup set information. No files or file attributes can be viewed. This version of Backup Exec writes only full catalogs.

Uncataloged media

There is no catalog information for the media. You must catalog the media to view and select files to restore.

More Information

Setting catalog defaults

Restore jobs and the catalog