Why does a Catalog job automatically appear after a GRT backup job completes?

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When running a Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) backup job of Sharepoint, Exchange, or Active Directory a 'Job Type' of Catalog appears and runs automatically when no catalog job has been defined or scheduled.


In Backup Exec 2012 the Updating Catalogs stage , as seen in previous version of backup exec, now runs as a separate job . The job is responsible for cataloging the GRT backup sets .



When a GRT backup runs, a new feature in Backup Exec 2012 is that the stage of the backup that showed up in Backup Exec 2010 called 'Updating Catalogs' now runs as a separate Catalog job - See Fig. 1.  In this phase of the backup, the granular items in the backup are enumerated and cataloged so they are visible for restore within Backup Exec.

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