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  1. Soda

    error -1101

    Thanks, will keep in mind if it does return
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    error -1101

    Hi, I get the following 2 errors Writer "NPS VSS Writer" backup failed, error -1101 (file/directory not found). Component "NPS Database" backup failed, error -1101 (file/directory not found). It appears to happens when the snapshot is being saved Everything else seems to work as normal. I do not have any errors/warnings in windows event viewer > Windows Logs > System This started after I recycled my Backup Set. However this is the first such backup after windows updated itself to 1709 and also retrospect updated itself to 12.6.1.101 so really it could be anything! Any ideas on what it is and how to move forward? Thanks
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    error -1101

    I have done something incredibly stupid I found that there was a pending update which windows had downloaded and queued. After a restart the problem went away. So as you see it's actually Windows 10 whose fault it was.
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    error -3050 (VSS reported an error)

    Thanks for all the inputs. Support confirmed to me that it would be ok to go ahead with the backup and as long as I don't have any open files, then 100% of the data will still get backed up. Incidentally on a side note I managed to fix the vss error and get everything working properly. My problem seemed to point at the Hyper V shadow copy service and removing it as a VSS provider as outlined in the following post fixed it for me. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/backups-fail-volume-shadow-copy-errors-22-12292/1db3215c-af3c-45fa-a061-5f8bab823b5e?auth=1 However there is no guarantee that this maybe the same reason someone else would have a VSS error, so do make sure this solution is applicable to you before following it.
  5. Hi, When starting a full backup I get the following error in the log. "Can't use Open File Backup option for Local Disk (C:), error -3050 (VSS reported an error)" The backup doesn't halt, but I did stop it rather than let it complete. Any ideas on how I should I proceed or what this is? Thanks
  6. Hi, I am just getting to grips with Retrospect on windows after many years on Mac. The day to day folder specific backups are working fine. Can I use retrospect to backup my entire boot disk including the hidden partitions(EFI, MSR and recovery) to restore/roll back my entire OS? I don't see these partitions when I select the local drive? Is it just done anyway or not needed? Please excuse me if anything seems stupid, I am new to windows. Thanks!
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    Another New Windows User, advise on DR

    Thanks for that!! As for the hidden partitions, after many re installs(getting used to windows again) I feel comfortable that the windows installer prompts you and then creates the additional partitions needed for a boot volume. At least it did for my ssd which I removed all the partitions from.
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    Another New Windows User, advise on DR

    iCompute, I just got this from a Retrospect agent. Looks like it does everything for you. "If you select in Source "My Computer" Retrospect will backup all partitions available in the computer disk, so it will be then possible to restore all, in case of crash disk, using Disaster Recovery. Make sure Open files backup is selected in preferences"
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    Another New Windows User, advise on DR

    Hi, It seems that when you boot with the retrospect recovery drive you created in retrospect you get the option to 'setup your hard drive before restoring' and the partitioning option makes it self available there. As to the partitioning scheme, it looks like it will auto magically create it as it was. The recovery partition mentioned below gets created by windows (at least in 10, I cant speak for anything earlier. ) "If the drive that are restoring had a hidden Recovery Partition, the Retrospect Emergency Recovery process will recreate the exact partitioning scheme that was present when the backup being restored was originally created. This process will destroy all data present on the drive."
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    Another New Windows User, advise on DR

    Thank you. So are the efi, msr and recovery partitions generic? As long as you have a backup of all the local files you can restore to even a different HD, the system partitions will get created and you're ready to go? I'm asking as for the moment I have been using some cloning software that seems to backup even those partitions.
  11. Hi, I use Pegasus RAID formatted HFS on a mac and would like to migrate about 3tb of data back onto the drive after formatting it as NTFS for use on an new windows machine. I use Retrospect 13.5 on a mac. Any tips or suggestions for a fast and reliable method to rehome the data with verify would be much appreciated. Is verify even reliable when changing formats? I was thinking about using retrospect to 'copy' the data either via direct connection and smb or formatting an external hard drive as exfat. I'm not sure whether exfat will be a sensible thing or also whether I would need a windows retrospect license for this. Would appreciate and suggestions or advice on the matter.
  12. Just a follow up. It all worked very well, Retrospect perfectly restored on to windows my mac backed up media set.
  13. Hi, I've just rebuilt my catalog for a media set to be restored. I'd like to know that the files are ok as they been transferred over different drives. I know I can verify the media set to check this. In order to save time, if I just went ahead and did the restore, would that be doing a verify anyway? Thanks
  14. I hear this a lot regarding exFAT. I understand the risk is there because of the lack of journaling if there is a connection dropout. As long as that doesn't happen is it generally reliable and would I be able to create a media set on an exFAT drive to directly make a backup to? Only while migrating data one time and not for long term use.
  15. Thank you, That sounds much easier, so when I perform a "Recreate from Disk," Retrospect(Windows) will be able to use the backup I created with Retrospect(Mac.)
  16. The log file shows 0% compression and the script was definitely the same one. I got the following response from retrospect customer support: "The item that says "compression on" is a cosmetic bug and it doesn't mean that traditional data compression is turned on. You are using block level incremental backup, and that is a different type of data compression. The log will show compression values when using that feature." Still not sure why this only happened now.
  17. Hi, I'm a bit confused as to what just happened, but in my last backup the Data Compression was switched on as in the screen shot attached. However it is turned off as an option in the script and neither has it ever before been 'on' looking at my previous logs for this script. Any ideas as to how it could have turned on? Thanks
  18. Hello, I was running a backup onto a NAS which got stuck half way through the 'compare' stage. 1) Am I correct in understanding that 'Verify' on the media set in question will check the media set against the MD5 digests of the original source files which were made during backup? 2) If the MD5 wasn't created for comparison will I be told in the log? The manual says the file will be checked if it can be read if it can't be compared, but it would be nice to know. I'm essentially trying to avoid repeating a rather long backup which got stuck on the compare stage and would like to know if the 'Verify' is doing the compare for me? Thanks
  19. Hi, tried attaching the file again. The catalog files are on the local volume while the media sets are on the NAS. Once the catalog has been rebuilt it seems to work fine, It's unfortunate there isn't an easier way to move and attach a media set(I didn't move the media set in this instance.)
  20. Hi, just upgraded to v12 and hit a snag. I have 2 media sets, 1 on a NAS the other an External Drive. When running a backup script which would save to a media set on my NAS I get the message 'Waiting for media' and there is a choose media button. I'm not sure how to select my old media sets that reside on the NAS. Further when I look at the NAS media set, the location now points to the external drive?? I know that my earlier backups were saving to the NAS, how do I update the media set location information? Any idea? Thanks
  21. Hi twickland, Excuse the very late reply, I just got back from a holiday, yay. Backup issue still persists, nay. I tried the pencil icon and selected the correct folder and got the following red message appearing in the window, I've attached in screenshot. Would you know what that means? Retrospect telephone support recommended that I rebuild the catalog files, which does work. However if your solution worked, it would be far more elegant and save me a load of time. I rather suspect this is related to the media set residing on a NAS. After the upgrade retrospect seems to see my NAS folder with a name structure like "Soda@NAS._afpovertcp._tcp.local/Stuff" whereas before it just showed the name of the shared folder in the Sources tab.
  22. Hi, thanks for the input. I'm using HFS+ and AFP, also the files don't have resource fork. I think it's quite likely it was something that happened in the background since the file size change was quite small, and the the time between copy and compare was quite long. I have since copied them again using a backup script instead of copy and had no discrepancies.
  23. Hi, I've been using a copy script to backup from a NAS(ext4) to an external HD (HFS format). The operation completed and took nearly 9 hours for about 95,000 files. On verification roughly 80 files show a compare error "different data size". Is this to be expected when copying between different filesystems? Would I be better off with a backup script rather than copy, which I only used as I didn't want an incremental backup? Thanks
  24. Hi, I just recently upgraded my OS to Lion and did a copy operation as usual. After it finished i checked both folders that were copied on their sources(local and external HD) using Get Info and while the file sizes were exact the file count was off by a few numbers. Is this normal and to be expected? Thanks
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