Backup Exec 12.0 and 12.5 - Catalog Dump (CATDUMP) Utility

Problem

Backup Exec 12.0 and 12.5 - Catalog Dump (CATDUMP) Utility

Solution

Backup Exec (tm) 12.0 and 12.5 for Windows Servers now has a utility to export the contents of the Backup Exec Catalog file to a text file.
 

 
To use this utility:
 
1. Backup Exec 12.0 or 12.5 for Windows Servers must be installed*
 
2. CatDump.exe must be copied to the directory where Backup Exec is installed (Default C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec).
To access and download the attached files, click on "Attachments" link located on the right-hand side facet of this article.

*Note: Even though Backup Exec 12.0 or 12.5 for Windows Servers is required to run this utility, catalogs from any previous version of Backup Exec can be exported.

Usage: CatDump filename [Parameters]
 
Optional parameters are defined as follows:
 
Parameters have the format "KEYWORD=VALUE"
 
Abbreviations: KEYWORDS can be abbreviated by the minimum number of
 
characters needed to identity them (e.g. T for TABDELIM)
 

 
SETNUM=number (only used with family GUID) DEFAULT:-1 (all sets)
 
TABDELIM=Y|N or 1|0 - DEFAULT:Y
 
HEADERS=Y|N|O or 1|0|O (include set header information, O=header only) - DEFAULT:Y
 
VALIDATEONLY=Y|N or 1|0 - DEFAULT:N
 
WAIT=Y|N or 1|0 (wait for key press to terminate) - DEFAULT:N
 

 
Status: (first character)
 
S - File was split by end of media.
 
C - File was continued from previous media.
 
X - File image on media is corrupt.
 

 
Example:
 
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:
 
catdump "C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Catalogs\{A018199C-8617-11D1-ABBE-0000-F832B476}.fh" > 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.
 

 

 
 

 

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

Search

Survey

Did this article answer your question or resolve your issue?

No
Yes

Did this article save you the trouble of contacting technical support?

No
Yes

How can we make this article more helpful?

Email Address (Optional)