Delegated restore jobs from Central Admin Server to Managed Backup Exec Servers fail with error "An error occurred while scanning the catalogs. The job will not continue"


In a Central Administration Server Option (CASO) setup the jobs delegated from Central Administration Server (CAS) to Managed Backup Exec Servers (MBES) fails with error mentioned below:

Error Message

Final error: 0xe0008444 - An error occurred while scanning the catalogs. The job will not continue.

Check for the following:
- low virtual memory conditions
- a corrupt or truncated catalog
- that the media you are restoring has not been overwritten
Final error category: Job Errors

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-33860


This issue comes up because the catalog information is missing on the MMS servers and the restore selections are blank.


To resolve this issue make sure that the following registry key is set to 0 on all Managed Backup Exec Servers


Warning: Incorrect use of the Windows Registry Editor may prevent the operating system from functioning properly. Great care should be taken when making changes to a Windows registry. Registry modifications should only be carried-out by persons experienced in the use of the registry editor application. It is recommended that a complete backup of the registry and workstation be made prior to making any registry changes.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Backup Exec For Windows\Backup Exec\Server\SSOState
Restart Backup Exec Services on CAS and all MBES severs. 
Restores will work fine for all future backups. 
For existing backups Catalog files has to be copied from the CAS servers catalogs folder to respective MBES servers catalogs folder.


Applies To

Backup Exec 2012

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