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  1. Sorry I wasn't clear - we used different software with the tape backups. Retrospect came w/the new drive and I am setting it up for the first time. The backup set is called "Backup Set A", and is a Removable Disks Backup Set. Under storage, it currently says "1 member in use, 2 sessions, 2 snapshots." The snapshots tab shows 1 snapshot for each of the 2 volumes being backed up. The catalog file is stored on the C drive. On the members tab, there is 1 member shown, called "1-BAP SET A." I do not see a place to add a member, the only button enabled on this tab is "Set Missing." If I go to Configure>Devices, I see Removable Disk with a child of "1-Backup Set A" on the Status tab. It has a status of "Ready," and an attribute of "Backup Set member." Based on past experience, this backup will fail tonight with an error of "waiting for media." If I go to My Computer and browse to the Removable disk, it is also called "1-BAP SET A." Please let me know if you need more info. It sounds like I might need to add cartridges as members ahead of time, but I do not see any settings that would allow me to do that. The only way that Retrospect seems to add them as members is if the cartridge is completely blank - it adds them when it is ready to perform the backup. With a fresh cartridge, the Members tab is empty until after the backup.
  2. Thanks, I reposted in the appropriate forum
  3. We replaced a failed tape backup system with an Imation Odyssey Docking Station w/removable HDD Cartridges. The Docking Station came with Retrospect 7.5. The intention was to use the same backup strategy as we did with the tapes - customer on location puts in a new tape/cartridge each day, backup software automatically writes backup to media, clearing it if necessary. I set up a Recycle backup using a Disk Backup set. My understanding was that the Recycle backup "looks for the first media member of the backup set and erases it if it is available." My expectation was that it would find a used cartridge called Backup set - A, erase it, and use it as I expected. This did not work, I was receiving Waiting for Media error messages. I upgraded to Retrospect 7.6, because I understood that it had better support for Removable Media. I created a new "Removable Media" backup set, rather than the disk backup set, hoping that this would work more like my old tape software. Whenever the customer inserts a cartridge that was previously used, I again get a waiting for media error message, and the backup will not complete. Could you please advise me on how I can get Retrospect to do what I need? I saw another post that suggested that it may not be possible, but if this is true, I am seriously misunderstanding the Recycle functionality. Thanks for any advice that you can provide, Jen
  4. We replaced a failed tape backup system with an Imation Odyssey Docking Station w/removable HDD Cartridges. The Docking Station came with Retrospect 7.5. The intention was to use the same backup strategy as we did with the tapes - customer on location puts in a new tape/cartridge each day, backup software automatically writes backup to media, clearing it if necessary. I set up a Recycle backup using a Disk Backup set. My understanding was that the Recycle backup "looks for the first media member of the backup set and erases it if it is available." My expectation was that it would find a used cartridge called Backup set - A, erase it, and use it as I expected. This did not work, I was receiving Waiting for Media error messages. I upgraded to Retrospect 7.6, because I understood that it had better support for Removable Media. I created a new "Removable Media" backup set, rather than the disk backup set, hoping that this would work more like my old tape software. Whenever the customer inserts a cartridge that was previously used, I again get a waiting for media error message, and the backup will not complete. Could you please advise me on how I can get Retrospect to do what I need? I saw another post that suggested that it may not be possible, but if this is true, I am seriously misunderstanding the Recycle functionality. Thanks for any advice that you can provide, Jen
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