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  1. Actually I'm not an IT person. I've just had to take over the duties because I'm the only one that knows anything technical about computers. There hasn't been a whole lot of troubleshooting, because there's not much I can do. It's been a lot of google searching to find the cause of such errors. Obviously when the tape deck freezes, I'll restart the deck and the server to get it working again. I don't have another tape deck to try out. I'm using sony AIT-2 50gb native 130gb compressed SDX2-50C tapes. The tape drive is Model SDX-D500C from Sony. Retrospect version 5.0.205. Mac OSX Server 10.1.4 256mb memory, PPC G4, 74.52gb capacity hd with 10.69gb free. Obviously this system is outdated. It was probably set up like 10 years ago. This isn't some big corporation with a whole IT department. It's like 6 people that don't know anything about computers and me. I still think it would be worth trying external drives because if its any component of the tape deck that's the problem, this could solve it and if not, you can always use external drives for storage.
  2. You guys are preaching to the choir. But the president of the company is extremely cheap. I would love to at the very least, get a mac mini with leapard or snow leopard server. But that would at least cost $1100 and then retrospect is another couple hundred. And a lot of machines in the office have different version OSes so I don't know if that would cause conflicts. Are there any details I can provide that would help besides the fact that everything is ancient?
  3. I haven't gotten a reply in the retrospect 5 and earlier forum, but I think this is general enough to ask here. I always seem to get "Bad Backup set headers" errors. The few times I've tried to recover files, I've never been able to get all of them without a lot of them giving me that error. Right know we backup to AIT-2 tapes and I have a feeling that its the ancient tape deck thats causing issues. I want to replace this with external hard drives, because I feel like these would be more reliable (and because the tape deck seems to freeze every other week or so). - Will retrospect 5 support external hard drives as backup media? - Will using external drives instead fix the problems with the corrupt files? We have retropect 5 running on Mac OSX Server 10.1.4. Thanks!
  4. We have retropect 5 running on Mac OSX Server 10.1.4. I always seem to get "Bad Backup set headers" errors. The few times I've tried to recover files, I've never been able to get all of them without a lot of them giving me that error. Right know we backup to AIT-2 tapes and I have a feeling that its the ancient tape deck thats causing issues. I want to replace this with external hard drives, because I feel like these would be more reliable (and because the tape deck seems to freeze every other week or so). - Will retrospect 5 support external hard drives as backup media? - Will using external drives instead fix the problems with the corrupt files? Thanks!
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