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  1. My backup script is not running, if I select to start it it just stays in Waiting with explanation waiting on Common on Mainserver. Mainserver is one of our servers and Common is the name of the share. The share is working correctly.
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    Bad backup set header

    I got an error in this weekends Exchange backup. "Bad Backup Set Header Found" What do I do to fix the header?
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    No Backup Again, No device slots showing

    Retrospect version 7.6.111 Windows 2003 Server The tape drive is USB connected It is running on our Exchange Server I have done many updates for Retrospect, in fact it is always bugging me about updates, it even is right now. I sorta want to get it in a state that works and then not touch it, I am not a fan of doing software updates all the time, it breaks stuff. Here is my question now. If it lost communication with the drive (through the USB) then how come it once again had communication after restarting Retrospect. Wouldn't the problem need to be fixed in the communication link if that was the cause? I tried selecting initiate devices over and over and still nothing, it shows the device but not the ports. Is it possible that if Retrospect losses communication for a moment that it just gives up and never looks for the device again no matter what you do except restarting the entire app.
  4. Again over the weekend it refused to do any of my scheduled backups. It shows in the device panel to insert a tape, but there is no tape slots showing, not even empty ones. I fix this by closing retrospec and reopening it. Then everything shows normally but my backup jobs are all canceled!! So 2 questions. What setting do I have set to tell it to randomly lose access to the device. How do I tell it to go ahead with the jobs that failed?
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    Why is my cartridge never named correctly

    What happens is say on Friday it doesn't need to write to Week1-3 because it doesn't require the extra space. Then on Monday I put in Week1-4 because that tape is labeled "Monday" and it doesn't except it.
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    I have no idea

    Scheduled
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    Why is my cartridge never named correctly

    Ok. I have 2 Backup Sets. Week1 and Week2. I have 2 scripts. Week1 Backup Set: Week1-1, Week1-2, Week1-3, Week1-4, Week1-5, Week1-6, Week1-7. Week2 Backup Set: Same but Week2-1,2,3,4,5,6,7 One script uses the Week1 Backup set and does a Recycle backup on Friday which I use Week1-1, Week1-2, and Week1-3 for. The recycle has 3 tapes it can put data on, it may use 1 tape or it may use all 3, depending on the amount of data there is. On Monday I take those tapes off site and put in Week1-4 for the Monday night Normal backup. On Tuesday it complains that I did not have Week1-3 or maybe Week1-2 in the drive, one of the ones we took offsite. I tell it who cares write to Week1-4, thats the one I always put in on Mondays it should know by now. On Tuesday I take Week1-4 (usually with nothing on it because it didn't do anything the night before) and put in Week1-5 and so on. Every night it complains that the tape is not the one it wants. Same thing for the Week2 script and backup set, We have alternate Weeks. I Always put Week1-1,2,3 in on Fridays, and Week1-4 on Mondays, Week1-5 on Tuesday and so on, why Can't I tell the system to expect that?
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    Why is my cartridge never named correctly

    Hey, Im bumping this one cuz I got more questions. So I have been doing a normal backup and all week it asks for tape Week1-3 but I take that tape out on Monday because I want to get my weekend backup offsite. I don't want to have to go back a weeks worth of work if we lose all our files. So it complains and I tell it to do a new member, so now I am right back where I was doing new members, and its even worse because it waits all night for me to come in in the morning and tell it to do a new member, and it STILL complains about the name of the tape not being correct. Like it will ask for Week1-4 and it might be named Week1-5 from last week because there was more files last week. Am I asking for to much? I really want to take the tapes out every day that it wrote files to so that we have minimal work lost. I also need it to only do incremental backups on weekdays because it will not work to do a full backup every day and its not even needed if I have a full one from the weekend. If I create seperate backup sets it solves my first problem and breaks the second...
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    I have no idea

    Seriously, its blank, thats why I am baffled, I wish I had an error to give you, no errors at all. When you double click the job in history you get absolutely nothing. I would also like to add that there is nothing about it in events.
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    I have no idea

    Retrospec seems to think nothing is wrong. Its like a lazy child. I told it to backup exchange on Saturday Night. I am looking at the logs and the performance says 0 and the elapsed time says 0, there is no detailed log like usual, there is no errors, how could there be no errors if a backup did not happen, the program should be SCREAMING at me. What could possibly make the software develop a brain for itself and decide just not to do anything? I am confused, it worked last week and I have not changed a thing in the scripts since then. The backup schedueld before and the backup scheduled after both ran as usual, it just skipped over the exchange backup!?! I want to make sure Retrospec understands the importance of these backups, not just does them as it feels and does not care if one does not run. How can I set it up that way?
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    Invalid Handle

    It did not give me an invalid handle on the backup this weekend. I am going to run a program called HDDScan that can do low level scans on SCSI arrays.
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    Why is my cartridge never named correctly

    Wild picture. I am going to try your way with a Normal backup and see how that works. I suppose what I really want is a backup set for each day that can cross communicate so that it is still incremental.. oh well.
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    Why is my cartridge never named correctly

    One question that comes to mind is: How would I put the last tape that it backed up to in for Monday's backup if it needs to go offsite? Thats why I use a new tape every day.... It sounds like I have it setup exactly how you just explained, this is the way support had me do it. Here is what I think the problem is... Say it is Wed 10-Week1 and the tape is not in the drive because I was not in the office, So I come in Thursday and I cancel wed's backup and put in the Thursday tape, now the computer should know that it is Thursday that night and name this tape 11-Week1 but instead it wants to name it 10-Week1 which is a horrible idea, now the whole thing is thrown off. Another scenario would be where it takes 6 tapes instead of 7 to do the backup on Fridays, the size of our network is changing by large amounts from week to week. I need the program to look at the computer clock and make sure it knows what day it is otherwise a systematic numbering system will never work. As far as restoring goes: Does it keep all this snapshot stuff on the tapes themselves. If there is a fire or robbery I will be installing a fresh copy of the software and trying to recovery whatever I can from what tapes are in the off-site batch.
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    Why is my cartridge never named correctly

    I am sorry, I had it backwards: I do a New Member mon - thurs, then a Recycle on Friday. They all use the same backup set, uh oh! that is my problem?? Anywho.. here is what I want it to do: Friday it makes a backup of everything, this runs over the weekend because there is a ton of files. I put it in about 7 tapes @ 70GB each for this one. Then comes Monday: I put in a single 70GB tape labeled Monday on the sticker, I want it to put only files that have changed.. docs, new database backups, etc. Tuesday, I put in Tuesday's tape where it does the same.. etc. When it comes to restoring, I would like to be able to get anything I need off of the Friday Recycle backup without needing the weekday ones, if I happen to have a week day one I would like to be able to check it for an updated version. Then of course I have a Week1 and Week2 so that it alternates and we always have a full backup off site even on weekends.
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    Invalid Handle

    I can't take down the server that has the volume, it is a very commonly used drive share on the network, so much so that the share name is "common". Is it possible that the software just can't handle the sheer amount of files on the drive, there is something in the millions of files.
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