Creating a new catalog

Catalog media to do the following:

  • Log the contents of a media created by a product other than this installation of Backup Exec (imported media)

  • Create a new catalog on the local hard drive if the catalog for the media no longer exists.

Before you can restore or verify data , the media must have a catalog. If the media is being used by this computer for the first time, you may need to inventory the media first.

To create a new catalog

  1. On the navigation bar, click Media or Devices.

  2. Select the media set or location that is associated with the media to be cataloged, or select the device containing the media to be cataloged, and then select the media that you want to catalog.

  3. On the task pane, under Media Tasks, click Catalog media.

  4. To specify a device, or a password for a media that is password-protected , on the Properties pane, under Target, click Device, and then select the appropriate options.

    See Device options for catalog jobs.

  5. To specify a name for the job, or to specify a job priority, on the Properties pane, under Settings, click General, and then select the appropriate options.

    See General options for utility jobs .

  6. If you want a person or group to be notified when the job completes, on the Properties pane, under Settings, click Notification, and then select the options you want.

    See Sending a notification when a job completes.

  7. Do one of the following:

    To run the job now

    Click Run Now.

    To set the scheduling options you want to use

    On the Properties pane, under Frequency, click Schedule.

    See Scheduling jobs.

    You can monitor or cancel the catalog job on the Job Monitor.

  8. If the job requires that media be inserted into a robotic library, you are prompted to create an Import Library job.

    See Importing media to a robotic library.

  9. When you create the Import Library job, under Import Job Properties, click Options, and then select Auto-inventory after import is completed.

More Information

About inventorying media

Creating a new catalog