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  1. I have asked the question the other way around but is there any issue with clients running the newer 9.0 version but the Retrospect server being version 8.5?
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    Reverting back to v8.5 from 9.0

    No I have all email notifications turned off.
  3. Due to instability I have had to revert back to Retrospect version 8.5. Are the backups created by version 9.0 compatible with 8.5? Things for the most part seem to be working using the last backups created by version 9 but right now when trying to recreate a catalog file that was corrupted due to v9 crashing, I am getting > Backup Set format inconsistency (2 at 638214404) over and over(like 1000s of them).
  4. aesmith

    Reverting back to v8.5 from 9.0

    I am still trying to recover from the backup corruption that version 9.0 created. Seems to have something to do with the block level backup option. It seemed to work fine until I turned this on. I am going to wait until the bugs are worked out before I give this another try. Block level backup would have been great if it worked as a lot of the biggest parts of the backups in our location are PST files.
  5. I have another issue that seems to be related to the v9 upgrade from v8.5 on Windows based machines. One scheduled task that backs up our older sbs2003 standard computer is also stalling. This backup used to take about 45 minutes but now after completing 1 of 2 parts it seems to stall on the building snapshot. Instant scan is turned off along with block level incremental backup is off too. Here is what the log says under v9 + Normal backup using win2003 at 3/14/2014 3:21 AM (Execution unit 3) To Backup Set New Win2003... 3/14/2014 3:22:05 AM: Connected to win2003 * Resolved container win2003 to 2 volumes: System (C:) on win2003 Data (E:) on win2003 - 3/14/2014 3:21:59 AM: Copying System (C:) on win2003 Here is what it used to say: + Normal backup using win2003 at 3/6/2014 4:43 AM (Execution unit 3) To Backup Set New Win2003... 3/6/2014 4:43:18 AM: Connected to win2003 * Resolved container win2003 to 2 volumes: System (C:) on win2003 Data (E:) on win2003 - 3/6/2014 4:43:12 AM: Copying System (C:) on win2003 3/6/2014 5:00:26 AM: Snapshot stored, 156.6 MB 3/6/2014 5:00:38 AM: Execution completed successfully Completed: 217 files, 1.2 GB, with 80% compression Performance: 126.5 MB/minute Duration: 00:17:25 (00:08:27 idle/loading/preparing) - 3/6/2014 5:00:38 AM: Copying Data (E:) on win2003 3/6/2014 5:26:36 AM: Snapshot stored, 3,466 KB 3/6/2014 5:26:45 AM: Execution completed successfully Completed: 25 files, 13.8 GB, with 63% compression Performance: 561.4 MB/minute Duration: 00:26:07 (00:01:02 idle/loading/preparing) - 3/6/2014 5:26:49 AM: Verifying New Win2003 3/6/2014 5:33:00 AM: Execution completed successfully Completed: 242 files, 14.9 GB Performance: 2527.8 MB/minute Duration: 00:06:11 (00:00:10 idle/loading/preparing) 3/6/2014 5:33:02 AM: Execution completed successfully Total duration: 00:49:47 (00:09:40 idle/loading/preparing) 3/6/2014 5:33:03 AM: Script "win2003" completed successfully
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    V9 scheduled backup stalling

    Hmmm went back to version 8.5 and this particular client is still taking close to 10 hours to complete, mostly stuck at storing snapshot. + Normal backup using $[1]win2003$[2] at 3/26/2014 3:25 AM (Execution unit 3) To Backup Set $[01]$[*!20825,,14,+3]New Win2003$[02]... 3/26/2014 3:25:36 AM: Connected to $[*!20780,,14,+3]win2003 * Resolved container $[*!20780,,14,+3]win2003 to 2 volumes: $[*!20612,,14,+3]System (C:)$[3] on win2003$[4] $[*!20611,,14,+3]Data (E:)$[3] on win2003$[4] - 3/26/2014 3:25:29 AM: Copying $[*!20612,,14,+3]System (C:)$[3] on win2003$[4] Using Instant Scan 3/26/2014 1:29:13 PM: Snapshot stored, 154.4 MB 3/26/2014 1:29:29 PM: Execution completed successfully $[130402779298810000] Completed: 108 files, 1.1 GB, with 82% compression Performance: 117.4 MB/minute Duration: 10:03:59 (09:55:02 idle/loading/preparing) - 3/26/2014 1:29:30 PM: Copying $[*!20611,,14,+3]Data (E:)$[3] on win2003$[4] 3/26/2014 1:58:38 PM: Snapshot stored, 2,899 KB 3/26/2014 1:58:46 PM: Execution completed successfully $[130403141707150000] Completed: 22 files, 13.8 GB, with 64% compression Performance: 500.8 MB/minute Duration: 00:29:16 (00:01:04 idle/loading/preparing) - 3/26/2014 1:58:48 PM: Verifying $[*!20825,,14,+3]New Win2003 3/26/2014 2:03:48 PM: Execution completed successfully $[130403159288950000] Completed: 130 files, 14.9 GB Performance: 3126.8 MB/minute Duration: 00:04:59 (00:00:08 idle/loading/preparing) 3/26/2014 2:03:49 PM: Execution completed successfully Total duration: 10:38:14 (09:56:15 idle/loading/preparing) Location of backup report is $[01]D:\tmp\$[02].
  7. aesmith

    Reverting back to v8.5 from 9.0

    So can a catalog file rebuild prune these incompatible parts of the backup or do I need to recycle my backups and start from scratch keeping my fingers crossed that nothing fails until I get a new enterprise wide backup set base?
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    Reverting back to v8.5 from 9.0

    That would make sense. Only very few clients seemed to have used the block level and this was one of them.
  9. aesmith

    V9 scheduled backup stalling

    Well after 7 hours of seeming being stuck it continued. Something definitely wrong, but not a total lockup of this backup task.
  10. Since upgrading to version 9 of Retrospect single server backing up about 30 clients here via proactive backup I have been seeing the occasional error 832 (see below). This I think is specific to the new block level backup but don't understand what it means exactly? + Normal backup using Desktops - dbanks at 3/14/2014 8:37 AM (Execution unit 1) To Backup Set dbanks... - 3/14/2014 8:37:51 AM: Copying OS (C:) on dbanks Backing up -22 files using block level incremental backup. 3/14/2014 8:59:14 AM: Snapshot stored, 301.8 MB 3/14/2014 8:59:41 AM: Execution completed successfully Completed: 289 files, 6.9 GB, with 98% compression Performance: 899.2 MB/minute Duration: 00:21:50 (00:14:01 idle/loading/preparing) Can't access volume , error -832 ( refnum's controller doesn't exist) 3/14/2014 8:59:49 AM: Execution incomplete Total duration: 00:21:50 (00:14:01 idle/loading/preparing)
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    Block Level Backup for VMware

    Gee thought I looked through all the options and did not see that it had to be turned on, thanks I will give it a try.
  12. This is the first weekend our offsite backups have run under the new version 9 of the Windows single server Retrospect. This is done via a 2 TB usb 3 connected hard disk. Generally this task has been completed easily between Friday night and Monday AM, but I come in today and see it is only about half done. Comparing the reported performance values I can see why. Here is some examples for the same three backups V8.5 = 1283/1808/1297 V9.0 = 903/759/751 You can see a huge difference in transfer speed. Nothing else has changed in the system other that upgrading the version of retrospect. Any ideas why this would be the case? Allan
  13. aesmith

    Block Level Backup for VMware

    I think in theory it should but my experience has been that I have not seen any indication of block level backup is working. I was very excited to update to version 9 of Retrospect single windows server because many users have large PST files and a few virtual xp disks. I was thinking the block level backup would make the backup of these files a lot faster/more efficient. I have not witnessed block level backup do anything yet. I have only been on v9 for 5 days though. For that matter I rarely see the instant backup kick in though.
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    Windows V9 slower than V8.5?

    I have been watching it do this "offsite" backup to usb HD and it seems the real slowness is that at the end of each round of backup (each backup set often has 7 sub parts) it get stuck spinning its wheels. It goes through repeated rounds of Matching/updating catalog files but not progressing like it used to.
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    Windows V9 slower than V8.5?

    Maybe this will help shed some light on it as well. Here is the 2nd backup shown above V9.0 showing speed of 759 + Executing weekly offsite mghais at 3/9/2014 2:50 PM (Execution unit 1) To Backup Set Backup Set A... - 3/9/2014 2:50:48 PM: Transferring from mghias - 3/9/2014 2:50:48 PM: Transferring from mghias 3/9/2014 2:50:48 PM: Execution completed successfully - 3/9/2014 2:50:48 PM: Transferring from mghias 3/9/2014 5:45:55 PM: Execution completed successfully Completed: 879849 files, 152.1 GB Performance: 910.3 MB/minute Duration: 02:55:07 (00:04:04 idle/loading/preparing) - 3/9/2014 5:45:55 PM: Verifying Backup Set A 3/9/2014 6:23:29 PM: Execution completed successfully Completed: 879849 files, 152.1 GB Performance: 4315.0 MB/minute Duration: 00:37:33 (00:01:28 idle/loading/preparing) 3/9/2014 6:24:18 PM: Script "weekly offsite mghais" completed successfully V8.5 showing speed of 1808 + Executing weekly offsite mghais B at 3/1/2014 5:44 PM (Execution unit 1) To Backup Set Backup Set B... - 3/1/2014 5:44:45 PM: Transferring from mghias OS (C:) (2/26/2014 3:02 PM) 3/1/2014 7:08:44 PM: Execution completed successfully Completed: 880775 files, 139.1 GB Performance: 1926.8 MB/minute Duration: 01:23:55 (00:10:03 idle/loading/preparing) - 3/1/2014 7:08:44 PM: Transferring from mghias OS (C:) (2/28/2014 10:50 PM) on Client "mghias" 3/1/2014 7:22:01 PM: Execution completed successfully Completed: 7260 files, 20.8 GB Performance: 1620.3 MB/minute Duration: 00:13:13 (00:00:10 idle/loading/preparing) - 3/1/2014 7:22:01 PM: Verifying Backup Set B 3/1/2014 8:01:47 PM: Execution completed successfully Remaining: 1 files, zero KB Completed: 888034 files, 159.8 GB Performance: 4196.5 MB/minute Duration: 00:39:45 (00:00:45 idle/loading/preparing)
  16. Will the new Retrospect 9.0 work with clients running the old 8.5 version? It takes a while for me to get every client switched over because not all computers are online at the time of doing an upgrade, so I am wondering if they will work with Retrospect 9.0 until they do get updated (and allow me to use the new features)?
  17. aesmith

    How can I schedule a recycle

    Do you get an assert when it crashes? Any error messages? I don't have any solutions just wondering if your problem is related to my current one. I have always had issues with grooming and Retrospect but have lived with it (even in version 7.7). Seemed to cause corruption of catalog files. I also deal with big backups on a NAS but recycling them is not an option because they are active backups. To make the backups smaller I have divided them into logical groups like engineering, sales etc and even in some cases made them just specific users due to data sizes. This has helped with this corruption but it does still happen from time to time. I don't know why you are moving forward to version 8 but for me the old version 7 did not work reliably on windows 7 or 8 so I needed to move on. I am currently evaluating 8 and if the problems are not resolved, backupexec will have to replace Retrospect. I don't really want to go this route though if I can help it. To answer your question you can schedule a backup to recycle just when you schedule it, put in the action recycle.
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    name of config file

    From what I see the config file is called config77.dat and is located in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect under version 8. What trouble are you having? I am getting asserts tmemory.cpp-381 errors now in ver 8.1 beta randomly.
  19. This hotfix for MS worked for my Win7 clients that where getting the stall at the initializing open file backup. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2548124
  20. After years of operation I recently got this -645 chunk file damaged error and as suggested deleting and recreating the config76.dat file did not help. I also had a hard time searching in these forums for any other suggestions but after a lot of browsing I came across your post. THANK YOU! Your suggestion fixed it! In my case it seems the issue was "My Network Places.dat" in the RtrSec.dir and it recreated it after moving all the files out of this directory (leaving it empty). Now I wish there was a good fix for the random corruption of catalog files after grooming, I would be all set. :-) Allan
  21. I needed to use "user initiated restore" and I keep getting the following message: Error Sorry, Retrospect has become busy and cannot perform your restore at this time. Please try again later. Please contact your backup administrator for further assistance: n/a I looked more closely and this is likely due to the upgrade to version 7.6 from 7.5 (currently running version 7.6.123 of Retrospect SBS with value pack addon). I tried a reinstall from the add/remove programs and there I saw it was trying to access the old 7.5 directories. So I uninstalled it and did an install from the new 7.6 directory. It still would not work giving the same error. I then uninstalled it and then tried to install from the Preferences in retrospect and it still gives the same error. It is interesting that it is not showing my email either as it is set. The registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Dantz\UIR has the following keys: Default REG_SZ (value not set) email REG_SZ aes@connecttech.com ipaddress REG_SZ 127.0.0.1 port REG_DWORD 0x00005608 Any idea what is going on?
  22. No other suggestions?
  23. ok found instructions with google on how to do this. so I ran "aspnet_regis.exe -i" for v1.1.4 and 2.0.50727 still the same problem
  24. Other IIS webpages work fine. Retrospect shows all the right stuff on the screen ie welcome, choose backup etc, except for the middle dialog box has an error saying retrospect was busy and cannot perform the restore at this time. How do I re-register the .net service?
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