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  1. I did that and it still doesn't pop up. I may have to retrieve an older backup set.
  2. I know I said skip but I don't recall telling Retrospect it's missing. How do I tell retrospect it's not missing? And I only told retrospect to skip one disk and go to the next in the hope another disk might load. Thx.
  3. I tried to replicate my search from the other day and whenever I hit retrieve the retrieval quits and the log shows "not enough memory". What the heck is that? Did another search, hit retrieval and it said completed successfully without ever prompting me for a disk. Stranger, it only happens on the one folder I've been trying to retrieve since Monday. If I enter a new search term, it works normally.
  4. All DVD backups are on the same mac, same version of retrospect, same version (as far as I can recall) of Mac OS, same internal DVD drive. Internal drive is a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-115D. Revision 1.13. Protocol ATAPI. The first 30 DVDs were backed up over a long holiday weekend. Is there a way to put in a DVD and have retrospect display contents. I imagine not if it's seeing the disk as incompatible. I think there is a conflict between DVD and DVD-RW that's forcing Retrospect to read one and not the other. It stumps me though that it backed up the files and it can find the specific files even if spread over several disks when I do a search but when I put the DVD in, no go. Do you need a screen shot of the error message?
  5. I should note that I pulled data off the tapes into the job folder and backed up like I would any other job. All backups from the same source folder.
  6. I'm running Retrospect 6.1.126 on a Mac Dual 1.86 ghz using Mac OS 10.4.11. I use mac internal DVD drive. I'm not a 100% certain but I believe I was on 10.4.11 when I pulled the data off the tapes and backed up to DVDs. This was the highest OS you could run on non-intel macs. If retrospect can't read the disk, is there anyway to force the DVD to be read some other way?
  7. A few years back, I switched from tape to DVD. I pulled off all the files I wanted off the tapes to and backed up to 20 DVDs. From disk 21 forward, I used DVD-RW. Whenever I need a file off the disk 1-20, retrospect will prompt me for the disk but when I insert DVD I get "Incompatible Media" message. The DVD-RW disks read fine. I'm stumped that Retrospect can read and tell me which DVD the files are on but I can't retrieve data. I rarely need disk 1-20 but every once in a while - like yesterday - I really need to retrieve a file. Any idea how to force Retrospect to see the disk? Thanks in advance for your help.
  8. You're not kidding. I edited maybe 20MB of files and it's taking nearly 25 minutes to scan the entire work server to find the 4 files I worked on today. Once it does the full scan, the backup itself takes about 3 minutes.
  9. I had to reformat my HD and now it takes forever for a back up to run. Even if I just completed a backup, if I select backup it takes at least 20 minutes to scan. It was much much faster when I first switched from DAT tapes to DVD but now it's a crawl. I know it's something in my settings but I can'f figure it out. Any recommendation for speeding up back up? Shouldn't take a half hour to back up on days when I only edited a few KB or MB of files. Thanks.
  10. I had to reformat my HD. I installed my backup file (made a copy after last back up knowing I was reformatting). But now it take 20 minutes to do a backup even if I haven't edited one file. I back up to DVD on a dual G5, mac)S 10.4.11 running reto 6.1.126. I only back up my work folder which is a networked external drive. In the past, if I didn't do any work on a file, the backup would scan and quit in a few minutes. Now it takes 20 minutes just to scan the work folder whether I edit or create one file or 400. I currently have "all files but cache files". I never back up the HD itself or any other folder except my work folder. There are 3-5 years of legacy jobs. I also copy to an external HD once a month for safeskeeping. How do I speed up back up. Again, even if I just completed a back five minutes ago, if I do another backup I wait at least 20 minutes for a scan whereas before it would take a few moments.
  11. No disks are missing. I have all of my disks on hand. I don't think that's it but I'll find out right now. I backed up last night successfully. I'll see if I can retrieve. Ah…just checked. I can retrieve from last nights backup. About 2 years ago I switched from tape backup to DVD. I think this file may have been to tape and I no longer have the tape drive (good old scsi!) hooked up. Thanks for your help.
  12. Running retrospect 6.1. For some reason, when I go to restore a file, all my files have a large asterisk and when I go to retrieve I'm not prompted for a disk but it will quit as if a file has been restored.
  13. grmgroup

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    I had to reformat my HD. I installed my backup file (made a copy after last back up knowing I was reformatting). But now it take 20 minutes to do a backup even if I haven't edited one file. I back up to DVD on a dual G5, mac)S 10.4.11 running reto 6.1.126. I only back up my work folder which is a networked external drive. In the past, if I didn't do any work on a file, the backup would scan and quit in a few minutes. Now it takes 20 minutes just to scan the work folder whether I edit or create one file or 400. I currently have "all files but cache files". I never back up the HD itself or any other folder except my work folder. There are 3-5 years of legacy jobs. I also copy to an external HD once a month for safeskeeping. How do I speed up back up.
  14. 6.1.126 I think I didn't wait long enough. I put in a fresh DVD and went home. When I came in today, the formatted CD was on the desktop. I'll know for sure when I do my b/u tonight. Thanks.
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