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    drive Issues - Grooming

    I'm using Retrospect 7.6.1 I have 2TB disks that I use to do weekly backups of a few machines in the office. The backup sets are set to retain 2 backups when groomed. The drive is full and will not groom. (isn't that the point of grooming??) Also i'm having a few issues, when there is 100GB left on the drive, I run the groom on some of the smaller backup sets and the groom runs. It will often indicate that it cleaned several GB of data. The most recent instance cleaned 60GB of data... My drive was at 118GB Free before the grooming and at 98GB free after the groom... So i'm not sure why more disk space is consumed after a groom. When i attempt to explore the drive, there seems to be a set of .rdb files inside the System Volume Information (hidden folder) located on the disk. Can anyone tell me why those are there??? All backup sets are located in G:\Retrospect\[respective backupset name] I'm very confused, any insight into what is going on would be helpful. If i have to I will format and re-backup but i would like to know why this is happening.
  2. Hey Everyone, I'm using Pro version 7.6.111 My problem is that for some reason retrospect seems to be doing a complete backup every time. I have set up an alias for a computer. (Computer1) I have selected all the folders I wish to back up and placed them within the alias. I ran the backup today and it backed up all the files. (in the first folder there are 1832 files, so i'm using this to compare.) I figured it was because I had changed permissions on the C drive of computer 1 so therefor it was going to back up everything. 2 hours later Everything was backed up so I ran the script again. It started copying all 1832 files again. I don't understand why it's doing this, it doesn't do it with other machines or scripts. Just this one. Any ideas? Is there more information I can provide that would help?
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    Remove Update?

    Thanks for the Reply Russ We are currently on version 7.6.111 and got the update notice for 7.6.123. I did read the release notes about this new update but didn't see anywhere that indicated if I would be able to roll back if I had any problems. As far as testing the updates, we only have retrospect on one machine, so there isn't much in the way of testing being done. If you are able to roll back retrospect, how is that done? I don't see anywhere that would say "uninstall update" or something along those lines. I was hoping that there was an easy way to unintall updates. Similar to how windows allows you to uninstall updates for windows through add/remove programs.
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    Remove Update?

    Does anyone know if it is possible to remove an update? I'm thinking about moving to 7.6.123 but i was reading on this forum that someone had problems with the update flaging all their files as changed when only a handful had actually changed. If i update and it causes a bug is it possible to remove the update and go back to the version i was using before?
  5. I have searched the forum as well as the KB, I have looked through the software and the help with no luck. I think this should be a simple thing. Does anyone know of a way to establish a password on a backup set after the backup set has been created. I know it can be done when you initially create the backup set but I would like to be able to add a password to one that already exists and does not yet have a password. Thanks!