Sharepoint Document or Picture library with lookup field restores with that field blank

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When restoring a Sharepoint picture or document library that has an added 'lookup' field that contains data from the library being restored, the restored items will show that lookup field blank.



1) Restore the entire content database housing the picture library

 - OR -

2) Re-populate the field missing data for each of the restored pictures.

Veritas Corporation has acknowledged that the above-mentioned issue is present in the current version(s) of the product(s) mentioned in this article. Veritas Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers.
  This issue is currently under investigation by Veritas Corporation. Pending the outcome of the investigation, this issue may be resolved by way of a patch or hotfix in current or future revisions of the software. However, this particular issue is not currently scheduled for any release.  If you feel this issue has a direct business impact for you and your continued use of the product, please contact your Veritas Sales representative or the Veritas Sales group to discuss these concerns.  For information on how to contact Veritas Sales, please see Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the issue will be reflected here

Applies To

In this situation, the Picture Library was created and a column added to the picture properties.  The field was called 'Related' and was populated with the titles of all the other pictures present in the library.  When uploading a picture the option of selecting multiple titles of other pictures already in the library for this field was possible.  The items in the library were all accidentally deleted and a restore run.  When the restore completed successfully, the 'Related' properties field of all the pictures was blank.

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