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  1. In looking at my backup sets, the members tab, the option to remove them is always grayed out. what am I missing? I simply want to remove some set members and replace them with one member. I assume I'd have to recycle after that. So can't I do this without having to redo the whole backup set? Version 6.5 multi-server. Thanks. --Randy Starkey
  2. Hello, Retrospect windows 8 latest often is failing to send email notifications. Not reliable at all. Very sporadic. When will this be fixed? I am charter which is a national cable company, surely it should work fine. I have $50 FTP programs that do fine on notification. We have thousands invested here and it's very frustrating that this feature is not reliable. What can you tell me? What is the most reliable set up? Gmail? What is the best smtp server if I use gmail. Thanks. --Randy Starkey
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    email notification failures

    Anyone have anything more on this? I have emailed Retrospect. Am I the only one having this issue? Thanks.
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    email notification failures

    John I'm not sure but I don't think so. It has sent me notifications of every completed script normally but didn't yesterday. I really need it to notify me when any script completes. I wasn't aware of any limitation on that for notifications. I average 4 scripts every 24 hours but they are all different scripts. It acts more like Retrospect is just skipping notifications randomly.Thanks.
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    removing backup set members

    Right. I already have multiple backup sets and they are rotated offsite. My drives are hard disks in carriers. From what you are saying it appears I can't just easily remove a member, so I will simply delete the backup set and create a new one and do a fresh backup. I prefer one clean member per set. I don't need to transfer any source backups as I don't care about any older backups on this set. A recycle would be fine. But I think just creating a new set is easier. I'll delete the old set and make a new set by the same name. Will make sure the scripts pick that up. Thanks.
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    removing backup set members

    goal - I have 2 drives listed as members. I want to only have one. So I want to choose a new member and do a recycle.
  7. Hi, Is there an ETA on a fix for the issue when a grooming script is run and the drive is not present, tha tthe only way of canceling out is to hit choices and mark the memebr as missing. This is a royal pain as then you have to go back and uncheck the member as missing to be able to use the drive again later. Thanks, --Randy Starkey
  8. Hello? Any answers for me on this one? Thanks.
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    Why is the data backed up again?

    Russ, Believe me, I'm familiar with every backup pref and NONE of them solve the problem. As you said in your second paragraph, it's way too sensitive in some areas somehow - who knows where - and those areas need to be brought out front into GUI options. I'm windows, so with all their MAC issues now I don't expect this to get addressed for awhile unfortunately. It just MUST be addressed in the next windows release, IMHO.
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    Why is the data backed up again?

    Re: Wikipedia and Google. Right. Thanks. I use them of course. But I really want to hear from Retrospect on it because I have no idea what they consider or look at in their backup process related to metadata or how it's treated. Somehow Retrospect is considering something a "new" file when it really shouldn't. --Randy
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    Why is the data backed up again?

    maurice - what exactly is block level de-duplication? Thanks, --Randy Starkey
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    Why is the data backed up again?

    Robin, What is meta data? What is included in it? We need some options on this. If Retrospect is so sensitive that the same file is backed up again over things that don't matter, that is a royal pain. what exactly is included in meta data? Thanks, --Randy Starkey
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    Retrospect 8 for Windows

    Robin, When you get to it please fix 2 things... 1) when a grooming job can't reach a disk for some reason so often you have to do choices and mark the disk damaged just to cancel the operation. Ugh! otherwise it just hangs. 2) figure out why retrospect insists on backing up files that are identical just because they have been moved to a new disk. The disk should not matter. the files are the same. This is WITH the location does not matter option checked. Thanks, --Randy Starkey
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    Why is the data backed up again?

    This is the exact type of problem I am having. I had a data drive go bad - replaced it - was able to move the files from the bad drive to the new drive - and retrospect insisted on backing them all up again. I have the same check boxes checked as Lennart which should stop this, but it doesn't. So there is something Retrospect is seeing causing it to reback up all these files when in reality none of them have changed. The disk info should be totally irrelvant, it should be file info only that is considered. So what is Retospect seeing that is triggering this? Whatever it is, it's wrong.
  15. Hi, I just replaced a hard disk that i back up nightly. It went bad so I replaced it and was able to get the orginal files off the bad disk and onto the new one. Now, when Retrospect Windows 7.6 went to backup the replaced drive, it backed up fresh all the files on it. Why can't Retrospect simply see thes are the same files, and not reback them up? For some reason it wants to copy them again to the backup set. Why??? Surely it's intelligent enough to see thes files already in the backup set? This forces me to do a recycle, as the backup drive won't hold all the files duped. So I lose time and i lose backup history. What is happening here?? Is there a way to fix this. Thanks! --Randy Starkey
  16. Hi, I am backing up a maxtor 15K Atlas SCSI on an Adaptec 39320 card in a WIN20003 server. Twice now it has trashed the drive. I just noticed there was no client on this server, and the volumes for backup had been added to the script via the network neighborhood. This is Retrospect 7.0. Has anyone had any experiences like this that can give me some thoughts? Thanks, Randy Starkey
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    SCSI Drive trashed

    Foster, OK. I'll look at the logs. I just talked to Adaptec, and they have not had any reports similar to this. The hardware is quite new. The Adaptec card has one more firmware upgrade, but it only affects the boot BIOS and this is not the boot drive. I'm actually going to shut the BIOS off, as it's only needed for booting. I can upgrade the driver by one version also but Adaptec doubts this is the issue. It has only happened when Retrospect has accessed the drive, so that's why I'm wondering why. I'll recover the files, reformat the drive, and see what happens. I've got the client installed now. Do you think Retrospect 7.5 would be any different? I have it, but have not installed it yet. --Randy
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    SCSI Drive trashed

    Foster - the drive is not able to be accessed. Some sort of partition table corruption or something i assume. Lost the volume label also. I am in the process of now of recovering the files with recovery software. They are all there, but not readable by windows. It is happening when Retrospect tries to backup the drive. Retrospect is on another machine, and this machine was being backed up. As I said though, no client was on this machine. I don't know if that could have contributed to the problem or not. Ideas? Thanks! --Randy
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