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  1. I am now using: OS X 10.12.6 Retrospect Desktop 14.5 (installed a few minutes ago) I also have on my computer: Retrospect versions 6, 8, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 13.5, and 14. 1. Is there any reason why should I keep any of these older versions? 2. What's the best way to get rid of unwanted versions? (Just drag to trash? Use uninstallers?) Thanks.
  2. Rebuilt the Media Set's catalog and that solved the problem. I guess the catalog must have become corrupted when the server crashed while running a backup script using that Media Set.
  3. I think I see what the problem is: I can unlock each Media Set (there are 4, all on separate partitions on one hard drive) except for the one I'm trying backup to. When I enter the password, it won't unlock. Does that mean that it is corrupted somehow?
  4. Yes, I've been using Retrospect on and off for several years and this is the first time I've ever experienced this problem. Of course, my server doesn't usually freeze during a backup. (Not Retrospect's fault -- Firefox crashed.) Uninstalled the client and erased retroclient.state. Reinstalled client. Refreshing client on server did nothing, so I deleted it and readded it. Ran script but nothing (again) happened. Not sure what to do next. Thanks.
  5. Server computer: Mac Pro OS X 10.6.8, Retrospect 11.5.3 Client computer on LAN: MacBook Pro OS X 10.6.8, Retrospect Client 11.5 While backing up client, server crashed due to Firefox problem. Ret client's preference pane now has On/Off switch grayed out in "On" position ("Protected by Retrospect"). When I try to run the backup script on the server, nothing happens. Powered down both computers and restarted. No change. Should I reinstall client? Thanks.
  6. pwbimm

    Duplicate source showing up

    I listed the order code number (30310-0500-0002) but I guess it's not that obvious on the page. It's the only one that sells for $99 (PCIE-2S). Yes, the external hard drive has its own power supply. I will try yanking the card altogether and hopefully that will resolve this issue (no more SATA ports, though).
  7. pwbimm

    Duplicate source showing up

    I've been using DW for years. I currently have version 4.2.
  8. pwbimm

    Duplicate source showing up

    Yes, I think there's a conflict between Ret 8.2 and my eSATA card (WiebeTech 30310-0500-0002): 1. Booted MacBook Pro (downstairs) from external hard drive with new installation of Leopard. Ret worked fine (no hang). 2. Booted MacBook Pro from internal drive and Ret worked fine. 3. Booted Mac Pro (upstairs) from internal drive with all external drives powered down. Ret worked fine (no hang). 4. Powered on eSATA external drive, opened Ret and clicked Add. Ret hung. 5. Restarted and tried #3 and 4 again. Same result. 6. Restarted and tried #3 (fine) and then external drive with Firewire 800 instead of eSATA. Ret worked fine. Ran TechTool Pro 4 Basic Suite on Mac Pro (upstairs) and everything (RAM, drives, etc.) came up fine. I had no problems with this setup before 8.2. Where can I get 8.1? Thanks for all the suggestion in solving this problem. I don't think I would have thought of a hardware conflict by my lonesome.
  9. pwbimm

    Duplicate source showing up

    Okay, installed Leopard on clean external hard drive and installed all updates. Installed Ret console and engine. Restarted (just to be careful). Opened Ret and clicked on Add (+) in Script. Ret hung. Restarted. Opened Ret and clicked on Add in Sources. Ret hung. Restarted from internal hard drive. Opened Ret and clicked on Add in Scripts. Ret hung. Does this mean I have a hardware conflict? Ret worked for most of a year without problems with: PCIe card installed to provide two eSATA ports; Firewire audio interface. This external drive with the new Leopard install wasn't using the PCIe card with the eSATA ports (you'd have to install the driver to use the card) -- it was using a Firewire 800 cable.
  10. pwbimm

    Duplicate source showing up

    Nope. Going to try running Ret from an external hard drive with a fresh installation of Leopard. If it fails on that, I guess it means I have a hardware issue.
  11. pwbimm

    Duplicate source showing up

    Ret will behave itself for a while and then hang. Just spent a few minutes creating a test rule, a new script, looking at sources, etc. Then clicked Add (+) to create another new script and Ret hung.
  12. pwbimm

    Duplicate source showing up

    Ah, I bet you're talking about Prefs>Rules. Yes, I just created a test rule, saved it, created a new script that included it. (Didn't actually run the script.) Should I run a test script or did you just want to see if a new rule could be created and saved without crashing Ret?
  13. pwbimm

    Duplicate source showing up

    Yes, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Just tried it and it worked (no hang).
  14. pwbimm

    Duplicate source showing up

    Sorry for being dense here, but you're referring to Scripts>Rules? Like pick a script and change "All Files" to "All Files Except Cache Files" (my usual selection)?
  15. pwbimm

    Duplicate source showing up

    Yes, same as when I click + (Add) when trying to create a new script. Sometime it works, sometimes it hangs. Eventually, it _always_ hangs. Or a network issue. Dave Yeah, I wondered about this. Like Ret is trying to contact something and can't do it. My network is pretty simple though: both computers are connected via Ethernet to an Airport router. No firewalls active.
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