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How does Replica handle restoring files?

How does Replica handle restoring files?


I want to restore some files from a tape backup from a few days ago.

However, I notice that the log of files from where I can choose "mount tape" only has a few entries - some are recent backups, but not all of them !  I have Wednesday, last Friday and loads going back to 1999!!!

How do I restore Tuesday's backup, Monday's backup, etc, since they are not in the list?  They definitely "took" as I check the backup logs each day and they're fine.

I was wondering where the indexing of tapes is stored - within Replica or on the tape inself? or both?  If it's within Replica in this list, how would I restore from a backup in a Disaster Recovery Situation where I had to reinstall Stac Replica on a new system.  If it's on the tape, how do I mount the tape to restore files if they don't appear in the list?

Also, when I try to mount files from a tape which IS in the list, it starts to mount and then says "Please wait" but it never actually mounts the tape even if I leave it for ages and ages.
Help !!!


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