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  1. I am currently reviewing my tape backup process, and wanted to get some input from the community. Currently I use a RAID system for day to day backups, and then perform a tape migration (Transfer only newest files) at the end of each week. At the end of six month (June/Dec) I take all of the tapes and put them into the liybrary and build a consolidation set, by running the “transfer only newest files” setting again. This has worked ok, over the past, but started to be a problem when I needed to restore a file, and found that the snapshot was invalid. I wanted to see what other users of Retrospect are using to accomplish their archiving process, and what you all have found to work well Thanks in advance Halo
  2. I have a windows 2003 server with 4GB of RAM and 4.5 TB of RAID. I have a two drive tape library, and Retrospect 7.5, with all of the latest updates. I have a tape that I created under Retrospect 6.5, and have kept in storage for the last 1 ½ years. I needed a file off of one of these tapes after a system crash (Solaris 8). I put the tapes (set of 3) in the library and successfully rebuild the catalog, but when I want to start the restore, I receive the error “The selected Snapshot is no longer valid” is there any thing that can be done? I really need this data back. Thanks for any help Halo
  3. I have a RedHat server that is backed up on to a windows 2003 server. I am using Retrospect 7.5, with all of the patches installed. The backup works fine. The restore works fine, with the exception of empty folders. For some reason when the restore is happening the empty folders are not being restored, causing a lot of problems when we do a restore and then compare the files to the original as a means of testing. Is there a way to have retrospect backup the empty folders? Thanks Halo
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