Backup Exec 2012 - Catalog Tools (CATTOOLS.EXE) Utility


Backup Exec 2012 - Catalog Tools (CATTOOLS.EXE) Utility


Symantec Backup Exec (tm) 2012 now has a utility to export the contents of the Backup Exec Catalog file to a text file. This utility is the replacement for the Catalog Dump (CATDUMP.EXE) Utility that has been provided for previous versions of Backup Exec.
To use this utility:
1. Backup Exec 2012 must be installed*
2. CatTools.exe must be copied to the directory where Backup Exec is installed (Default C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec).
*Note: Even though Backup Exec 2012 is required to run this utility, catalogs from any previous version of Backup Exec can be exported.
CatTools [OPTIONS]...
Where OPTIONS are defined as follows:
To convert BE File History file to XML or TEXT file:
   <-Convert | -C > <-FileName | -FN> <source file name> <-Type | -T> <XML | TEXT>
   [<-Output | -O> <output file name>]
Catalog directory: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Catalogs
Catalog file: {A018199C-8617-11D1-ABBE-0000-F832B476}.fh
Desired Output File: C:\Catalog.txt
The command would be:
cattools -C -FN "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Catalogs\{A018199C-8617-11D1-ABBE-0000-F832B476}.fh" -T TEXT -O C:\Catalog.txt   
- The console may go into a non-responsive state while generating the text file. Process is complete when the C:\ prompt returns. 
- The options and output format may have changed from those available in CATDUMP.EXE 


Applies To

Backup Exec 2012 revision 1798

Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices.



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