Index Engines can ingest backup catalogs for common software formats. There are some instances where the catalog is no longer available. In this case, Index Engines can rebuild the backup catalog by scanning the tapes or disk images. This header scan recreates the backup catalog allowing for management and reporting on the data.
As Index Engines scans the backup image header, all valuable metadata is extracted and stored. This metadata includes backup sets, dates, paths, policies, and more. This metadata can be searched and reported on allowing for analysis and classification of the data.
Rebuilding the catalog provides detailed knowledge of what exists within backup images on tape or disk. With this knowledge, a disposition strategy can be developed to manage the legacy backup data, including migration of data of value to disk for long term preservation and the defensible deletion of data that no longer has any business or legal value.