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  1. Sorry, I meant Unix special files, like character devices, block devices, the files that are in /dev. How does one back these up? Thanks, Cove
  2. That strace was on RedHat 9, and the latest client, 6.5 I believe.
  3. So how do you get retrospect to backup special files if they're not backed up by default? Cove
  4. Well, here is what it's doing when it uses up too much CPU time. It reads in 0 bytes and then to writes out 0 bytes... PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME CPU COMMAND 1903 root 25 0 1164 1084 628 R 99.4 0.2 11:01 0 retropds.23 rst:~# strace -p 1903 0 13:40:21 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0 write(7, "", 0) = 0 read(6, "", 65536) = 0
  5. Opps! Should have waited for the entire restore to finish, the client makes the hard-links afterwards. Cool. Cove
  6. Hi, We use Cyrus-IMAP which creates a separate file for each email; to save disk space the IMAP server makes duplicate emails hard-links, so only one copy of the email is actually stored. Though when we restore the mail spool from Retrospect the hard-links are not recreated. Is this a limitation of the client? If so, when will it be addressed? Thanks, Cove
  7. Yeah, that sounds a bit iffy to me actually. I've just had to go an restart the clients every now and then when they go crazy. Though I don't think I've seen this with the 6.5 client... I'll keep my finger crossed. Cove
  8. Hi, I get tons of logs like these with the 6.0 and 6.5 client. Wondering when this will be fixed. application bug: retroclient(1801) has SIGCHLD set to SIG_IGN but calls wait(). (see the NOTES section of 'man 2 wait'). Workaround activated. This is RedHat 8.0 and 9.0. Thanks, Cove
  9. For some reasons the retrospect client just decides to gobble up CPU time. Today is May 20th, this client was started on May 5th, 21411 mins. of CPU time = ca. 14 days out of < 15 days! USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND root 8409 99.8 0.1 281144 900 ? T May05 21411:00 /usr/local/dantz/client/retroclient -daemon This is verison 6.0 of the client, running under RedHat 7.2 Linux. Any thoughts? Cove
  10. Thanks. Here's the link: http://www.dantz.com/products/win_multiserver/requirements.html Cove
  11. In the system reqs. for Dantz Retrospect Multi Server is says: "UNIX/Linux Clients • Intel Pentium class or greater processor • Red Hat Linux 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, Solaris 8, SunOS 5.8, and other UNIX • TCP/IP networking" Couple of questions: 1. With "Intel Pentium" as a requirement, does that mean that Solaris 8 (aka SunOS 5.8) isn't supported on sparcs? 2. What are the "other UNIX"? Does it support FreeBSD for example? Could I run the Linux client under FreeBSD with Linux comptability enabled? Any info appreciated. Cove
  12. Ok. So, I could just ssh into the server and do everything from the command line? Cove
  13. Hi Irena, Thank you for your response; I actually saw that quote from Lary on the Apple web site too; but it doesn't really indicate weather the applicatoin (i.e. the backup server software) it is remotely manageable. So, would I still have to connect a monitor, keyboard and mouse to the server to configure it? Cove
  14. Hi, I'm new to Retrospect and couldn't find much info on this topic; I'm considering buying an Apple Xserve for a backup server. According to the Retrospect system requirements any Mac will work, I just need to be running Mac OS X 10.1.2 and have enough system resources (i.e. memory, disk space). Which is fine, though the Xserve doesn't come with a video card and I don't see much info on how to manage Retrospect when you're not at the console. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, Cove
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