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Walter Bowen

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  1. Thanks for the reply. I should have included that information. I have five Macs, all running the latest version of Mojave (10.14.6). Have not moved to Catalina due to software compatibility with some of the (32-bit) apps I use. I have a single server 20 client license. I've appended a screen shot of the Backup Report as it appears after all scripts have completed and all volumes are backed up. Up through 17.0 the chart would be all green at this point. There are no designated volumes that remain unprotected, so the gray segments that remain now are unnecessary and indicate a possible issue where none exists. Thanks. Walter
  2. I upgraded from 17.0 to 17.0.2 yesterday and immediately noticed an odd change in the dashboard "backup report" chart. Where before the "unprotected" volumes would be reflected in the pie chart (grayed areas) ONLY if there were specific volumes designated for backup that were not backed up yet, now in 17.0.2 the grayed sections appear even when there are no "unprotected" volumes designated. Before, the volume count in the center reflected only designated volumes. Now, the count reflects designated volumes PLUS the actual devices that host them. In my case, instead of a green pie chart showing everything is backed up after all scripts have run, I see a split chart with extra gray segments for each device, but no volumes showing as unprotected. Why is this? Is it a "feature" now, or just a cosmetic bug? It would be nice to have the option of toggling this behavior off, if possible. Personally, I only need to be alerted to unprotected volumes if there are any I've designated for backup that in fact have NOT been backed up. I prefer the chart display to behave the way it did in 17.0 and earlier. Maybe a setting in preferences could control this? Thanks. Walter
  3. I am having a similar problem with my client computers, as well as my server computer. Retrospect.app will not resolve the Dashboard on any of them today, but all scripts appear to be executing on schedule and running to successful completion. I am running my server on a 2012 Mac Mini and have four clients, all running Mac OSX 10.11.2 and Retrospect 12.5. All I see is "Loading Dashboard..." above the spinning spokes where the Dashboard should be displayed. Walter
  4. I found that identifying volumes to exclude in the Retrospect Client Privacy tab in System Preferences seems to help with this situation. I typically add similar exclusions in Spotlight and Time Machine System Preferences, where appropriate.
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    Client Update Madness

    I've often wondered the same thing. Interestingly, if you view the package contents of the latest (Mac v12) Retrospect.app as installed in the Application folder, the latest versions of the Client Installers and Client Updaters do reside there. It would be nice if an Update Clients dialog in the application would offer those updaters as defaults, while optionally still allowing navigation to an alternate location.
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    Applescript in v.9

    I was wondering about this, too. In Retrospect 8 I had several scripts I used to toggle my server on and off, but they stopped working in 9.0 and I was not able to record new ones. Was curious about that awhile back, but seeing your message reminded me to ask about it.
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    The State of Support

    Just learned about the new support areas when I was alerted to the 9.0.1 Retrospect for Mac update (by Appfresh). Thanks!
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    Pioneer DVR-116D Compatibility

    I guess we're out of luck this time. It appears that support attention for 6.x may have shifted completely over to 8.x with that version being in full release. If you can find a DVR-115D somewhere, that one IS supported by the latest RDU for 6.x. I found one on ebay. Walter
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    Pioneer DVR-116D Compatibility

    No one out there using a Pioneer DVR-116D?
  10. I am wondering if any Retrospect 6 users have tried one of the current generation Pioneer optical drives, specifically DVR-116D. I just bought one as a replacement for my internal superdrive on a Mac G5 running Leopard (10.5.6). Retrospect does not recognize it on my system. I've been able to manually configure it for CD+R (Imation and Sony), but all attempts to get it to configure for DVD+R (Verbatim and Maxell) and DVD+R DL (Verbatim) media fail. I have RDU 6.1.15.101 loaded and am using Retrospect 6.1.230. Model Name: Power Mac G5 Model Identifier: PowerMac7,2 Processor Name: PowerPC 970 (2.2) Processor Speed: 1.8 GHz Number Of CPUs: 1 L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB Memory: 4.5 GB Bus Speed: 900 MHz Boot ROM Version: 5.1.5f1 PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-116D: Firmware Revision: 1.06 Interconnect: ATAPI Burn Support: Yes (Vendor Supported Drive) Profile Path: /Library/DiscRecording/DeviceProfiles/PatchBurn-pioneerdvdrwdvr116d.drprofile Cache: 0 KB Reads DVD: Yes CD-Write: -R, -RW DVD-Write: -R, -RW Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO My guess is that I will have to wait for EMC to release another RDU or try to find another DVR-115DBK. I know those work because I have an external of that model. No problems with DL backups to that one using any of the more recent RDUs. Thanks. Walter
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