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About ShaneBanks

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  1. Our backup server crashed and we had to replace with new hardware. Fortunately all backup data was on a NAS. I have reinstalled Retrospect and was able to recatalog the backup set. I would like to try to recover all of my Retrospect settings (scripts, etc.). What is the best way to accomplish this?
  2. We currently do disk to disk backups of around 150GB (Servers, Exchange, SQL) and would like to utilize USB drives for offsite storage. We would like to use a rotation where a backup is transfered to the USB1 and then it is taken offsite and then a backup is transfered to USB2 and then USB1 is recycled. Does anyone have a similar configuration or suggestions on how to set this up properly? Thanks.
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    Transfer Snapshot to Tape

    It is SCSI attached. I have it set to recycle. It seems that even though the proper tape, in the proper backup set is in the library in slot one, Retrospect doesn't seem to know it. I am not using barcodes on the tapes, but I can if that will help.
  4. We have an Exabyte VXA2 autoloader which we used in the past for daily backups. Now we do disk to disk using Retrospect 7.5 daily which normally works great. We want to transfer the latest snapshot to tape once per week to take to offsite storage, the transfer only takes one tape so it seems this would be simple. I set up a backup set for each weekly transfer and added a tape to each backup set. To make it simple we are only using one tape at a time in the autoloader (we really don't need the loader now, but we have it) loaded in slot 1. It has worked a few times, but normally it just sits waiting for media even when the correct tape is in the loader. Sometimes it will work if you manually load the tape into the drive and sometimes it doesn't. Basically, I want to rotate four tapes offsite (week 1 - 4). What I would like to happen is that each week Retrospect takes WHATEVER tape is in slot 1 and overwrites it with the full current snapshot. Any ideas to make this work simply? Thanks for your help. Shane Banks
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    Retrospect Questions

    So do I need the open file option as well? Shane
  6. I am looking for new backup software and I have installed Retrospect 7.5 and started working with it. I have 4 Windows 2003 servers I would like to back up to disk and then once per week to tape. I immediately noticed the test backup seemed slow which other posts have pointed to a problem with the 7.5 client. The 7.0 client does seem to work better. Does anyone know when a fix is due? One of my servers runs Exchange 2003 and SQL 2000. Do I need the add on agents for these, the open file agent or both to properly protect this server? I will not be backing up any workstations, only these servers. Thanks. Shane