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  1. New dual 1GHz G4, 1.25GB RAM, Ultra160 36GB disk, ATA100 80GB disk, 10.2, Retro 5.0.205 & RDU 2.9. Apple's built in SuperDrive Pioneer DVR-104 (Dantz Qualified) used for backup with Apple DVD-R Media. I've seen this twice, it is likely coincidence but may point to a Retrospect problem: I've had errors twice when my 2GB or 5GB Virutal PC drive files back up partially to one DVD-R and then overflow onto another (the second fails part way in, possibly when the drive file is done). I can't find a file size limit in the docs, are large files split between members a problem? Sam
  2. New dual 1GHz G4, 1.25GB RAM, Ultra160 36GB disk, ATA100 80GB disk, 10.2, Retro 5.0.205 & RDU 2.9. Apple's built in SuperDrive Pioneer DVR-104 (Dantz Qualified) used for backup with Apple DVD-R Media. My last backup failed on 2 DVDs (out of 6) with this error: Trouble writing: “4-Sam-2002-09-17” (4268265471), error 206 (drive reported a failure: dirty heads, bad media, etc.). Toast burns AOK... Any ideas? Have people seen failures with Apple's media or the Superdrives? Sam
  3. >Do you have a record of what you changed when this stopped working? No, it was months ago (April), I updated within a day or two of the 10.1.x releases. >What happens if you don't insert a disk until Retrospect asks you for it? This works sometimes, see below. >What happens with a brand new disk? Brand new disks did not work properly back in April, so I pre-formatted them all using Disk Utility. >How are the disks formatted? Using Disk Utility, single MacOS HFS+ partition. >What OS, precisely? MacOS X 10.1.5 with all updates (except foreign languages), latest Retrospect & Driver Update, G3/300 MT with 640MB RAM, FireWire and USB cards, lotsa disk space, LaCie Panasonic/Matsushita LF-D310 DVD-RAM/R 5.01 Firmware A112. I got a backup started yesterday by putting a DVD-RAM into the drive before launching Retrospect and then ignoring the dialog warning to eject it & go to the Configure>Devices. Once the script was running, in the media request window, the disk showed up as two disks: one with a CD icon with the tiny lock icon & contents unrecognizable, and the other with the removeable disk icon & Untitled disk name. Choosing the removeable worked, Retrospect happily erased it and backed up. I stopped the script after backing up my boot drive, and then restarted Retrospect the same way with a second/blank disk. Retrospect properly handled the Choices to skip to blank media. When the second disk was full Retrospect properly asked for and accepted the third DVD-RAM. The next request was to reinsert the second disk for verification: the media window only showed the DVD-RAM as the CD icon with the tiny lock icon & contents unrecognizable again. The disk was properly mounted on the desktop. TIA, Sam
  4. This all worked back in April, either an Apple or Dantz update broke it... My LaCie drive has the Matshita LF-D310 DVD-RAM/R combo, which is not certified, but Dantz claims Retrospect should work with DVD-RAM disks AOK (to reiterate: this used to work, I'm using the same backup script which is correctly set to removeable disks). I re-erased my DVD-RAMS using Disk Utility, putting a single untitled partition on each. They work AOK in the Finder. When I launch Retrospect, go to Configure Devices, and then insert a disk, the window says: Avaliable storage devices... [Lock Icon] Content unrecognized Panasonic DVD-RAM/R, Firewire A 1) Why is the lock icon there? The disks are NOT locked. 2) Why are the contents unrecognizable? The Finder sees the exact same disk AOK. If I click Erase, then click OK, Retrospect hangs. I have to reboot after that to use the DVD-RAM again. I tried removing the Driver Updates, this didn't help. I've tried the 2.8 and the latest 2.9. Ideas? TIA, Sam
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