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  1. I recently upgraded from Retrospect Desktop 11.5 to 15.6.1. Everything seems to be working, but I see these strange errors in the LOG, after each backup script is performed: Usually just this: [*] UPreventSystemSleep: IOPMAssertionCreateWithName failed, err = -536,870,208 Sometimes this: [*] soccSend: send failed, err 32 [*] Captured signal SIGPIPE! [*] UPreventSystemSleep: IOPMAssertionCreateWithName failed, err = -536,870,208 Any idea what these mean? I do have it set to send me emails after each script is run, and I am getting them, so I don't know if it has to do with emailing.
  2. It was a data recovery tool named DiskDrill.
  3. I was able to figure out which program installed it by looking in var/logs/install.log. It wasn't Retrospect.
  4. Thanks, I can't ever recall seeing this before... I wonder how it got installed....
  5. So I finally bit the bullet and updated from 11.5 to 15.6.1 (because of the Deferred issue). I just updated a Mac Client by running the Client Installer. Now I see, in my System Preferences Panel, a Pane for something named FUSE. Is this installed by Retrospect, and do I really need it? Some discussions on the net indicate that this extension is problematic...
  6. I currently have Retrospect 11.5 Mac. Back when I had 6.1 for Mac, I backed up some data to some optical disk sets - in other words, spanning multiple DVDs. So I have the DVDs, and I have the catalog files stored on one of my hard drives. How can I add those catalog files into Retro 11.5 so I can access them and read the data from the DVDs? Thanks.
  7. I also have now been having this problem for several weeks, using Retrospect 11.5.3. Backups are working nightly, but cannot get to Dashboard. Doesn't anyone working for Retrospect have anything to say about this?
  8. Can Retrospect 11.5.3 (and Retrospect Client for Mac be used to backup a Sierra 10.12.6 client?
  9. I had this same problem recently. Hanging on various .cdt files that cannot be found doing a search on the computer. After some research I discovered that a .cdt file is related to iCloud. In my case, I can directly tie this to the fact that I turned off iCloud on the computer in question, and started getting these hangs while backing up the computer immediately after. I fixed this by deleting the computer's ~/Library/Mobile Documents.xxxx folder (xxxx is a random number, and this is where the .cdt files live, even though they can't be located by a search), and the ~/Library/Application Support/Ubiquity folder (following some instructions in a related google thread), and restarting the computer.
  10. I generally make 2 sets of the archive onto DVDs - one for storing off site, and one for storing here. And then I free up the massive amount of space on my HDs that the files are taking up. Isn't that the point of an archive? I must admit that I have not really examined that idea before. I'm so used to making DVD archives for years. But having thought about it (thanks for bringing it up), USB sticks do sound like a decent alternative - even preferable. They are not very expensive anymore, you can store a whole project on a 32GB or 64GB stick for around $20 or $40 (vs about $16 or $35 for dual layer DVDs, so it's only slightly more expensive) and you could store them in one of those plastic binder pages with the 9 or 12 little pockets and have multiple sticks in a single binder. The data on a USB stick would be far easier to access than a Restrospect archive spanning multiple DVDs. Although I do worry about the dependenbility of the USB sticks, as well. I was searching online for some to buy, and there are many reports of failures. Hard to know which brand to buy...
  11. That's kind of a strange answer - sure, I'll need a working DVD player to read them back in the future. If I had been backing up to hard drives 10 years ago, and keeping those around, I'd still need working SCSI interface cards or whatever the hell obsolete connectors were being used back then. If it's "highly debated", that would imply that one camp thinks the longevity is fine. Besides, let's say I store a bunch of archives on a single HD. Many different 50GB archives of projects. If the drive goes bad, I lose my entire collection of projects. If a single DVD goes bad, I might lose one project. I trust DVDs for archival more than I do hard drives.
  12. I did want to say thanks for responding. I had found that thread already. I ended up following it and it works to some degree although since we are now on Retrospect 12 (I'm still using Retrospect 11.5) and the article was written for Retrospect 8, the information is no longer entirely correct and you kind of have to fly by the seat of your pants. I somehow managed to get my Apple Mac DVD drive configured to burn DL DVDs. But the whole process of getting a 40GB archive onto 5 of them was so convoluted and undocumented and trial-by-error that I ended up doing it twice - the first time was a failure for many reasons I won't go into. I documented for myself how I ended up making it work so that I can hopefully repeat the process (I don't do this very often), but it's nothing I want to publish. It's amazingly bad that there is no support for this, no current articles, nothing really in the manuals - the ball has been totally dropped on backing up archives to DVDs. So what are you supposed to do in this case? Buy a hard drive for every video project you want to archive? Or simply use some other program? See this thread: http://forums.retrospect.com/index.php?/topic/28423-enable-optical-device-instructions-are-wrong/
  13. I know that this is an old post, but I came across it today. I agree, that this is still needed. One of the things I used to do quite easily with Retrospect 6 is backup a video archive onto multiple DL DVDs - say a 35 GB video project onto 5 DVDs, and have a Retrospect catalog of it - then I can get it off my drives. Now that I'm trying to do this on Retrospect 11.5, it seems completely unintuitive, undocumented, and difficult to figure out - if I can even figure it out, that is....
  14. Hi, using Retrospect 11. I have a video project that is about 40 GB of data. I want to archive it to 5 or 6 dual-layer DVDs using Retrospect. How do I do this in Retro 11? I used to do this in Retro 6... but it's different. Do I choose "Optical" Media Set Type? I tried making one, but when I try to run the backup assistant, it blinks and says "needs media", but I insert a writable DVD into the optical drive and nothing happens, pressing OK does nothing, it just keeps blinking "needs media". Or is the Media Set some other type? There really seems to be nothing in the manual about backing up to writable CDs and DVDs anymore... I may have missed it...thanks.
  15. Thanks - which log would that be? I'm afraid I'm not much of an IT guy, just a small-business owner with a handful of computers...