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  1. BudDurland

    Novell OES2

    Then the answer is no. Now I know.
  2. BudDurland

    Novell OES2

    Can Retrospect Multi-Server 7.6/7.7 backup a Novell OES2 server, especially the NSS partition?
  3. BudDurland

    Client name changes

    Quote: Anone else think thats a little weak? Not really. It seems that the Retrospect client is *reactive* to the server. it doesn't contact the server and say "here I am!". Rather, the server is configured to go look for a client named "Fred". If the client "Fred" is renamed to "Barney", the server can search all it wants, but it's still looking for "Fred", until someone reconfigures it.
  4. The manually initiated backup ran to completion wihout trouble. The scheduled backup failed with an error "module-460.cpp". I saved the .utx file and can e-mail or post pieces of it if interested. In the meantime, I manually kicked off the backup again. If it runs, then it would appear the crash is limited to automatic/scheduled script execution. We'll see in the morning.
  5. I have wiped & reloaded the server that is running Retrospect. I downloaded the latest (as of 28 JUN) server & client components. I updated all the clients, then installed the Server. I created my backup to disk Backup Set. I created a source group and put my servers (or the specific folders of a server) in it. I created a new file selection list that excluded files that I don't want backed up (mostly temp files, iFolder & queue folders on NetWare, etc) The first regular backup job is running now. If it completes in time, I will create a scheduled backup to run tonite. The program crashes I was having before seemed intermittent; sometimes the backup process would go all the way to the end. Part of the difficulty with my previous effort was that when there was trouble, Retrospect did not create a log file of the backup run, so I don't know what it was doing at the time. I can say that the problem seemed to occur near the end of the backup job. I have no way of knowing what server / disk it was backing up when the problem happened. I don't have several hours to invest in watching the screen hoping to catch what's happening when it crashes.
  6. Yesterday I kicked off the script manually. A few hours later it failed with the previous quoted error. The scheduled run of the script started on time last nite, and ran successfully to completion. This morning I fetched and installed the latest updates, and rebooted the server for good measure. I manually kicked off the backup script (that had been successful), and it failed with the same error.
  7. I remembered Retrospect from back in the day when we used it in our school. Based on that experience, I chose it as the software for our new disk based backup server. Granted, I haven't read the manual cover to cover, but I have visited the help file several times in the last few days while we set up and test the server. The server is running Windows 2003, and I'm trying to backup two NetWare servers and 3 WIndows servers. So far, I've been able to generate lots of these: Quote: OS: Windows XP version 5.2 (build 3790), Service Pack 1, (32 bit) Application: C:\Program Files\Retrospect\Retrospect 7.5\Retrospect.exe, version 7.5.251 Driver Update and Hot Fix version Exception occurred on 6/26/2006 at 5:51:51 PM Error info: Assertion failure at "module.cpp-460" Exception code: E0000000 ASSERTION Fault address: 77E55DEA 0001:00014DEA kernel32.dll Note that it identifies Windows Server 2003 as Windows XP I've only gotten one complete backup to work. That was on the first pass, and took about 6 hours to backup 230GB. Even the follow-on backups, that should only be picking up the changes, seem to take forever. Anybody have any useful tips for getting the most out of 7.5?