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About jelenko

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    Poor Tech Support For Retrospect

    My two cents. I've used Retrospect since it was 5.x. My take is that Retrospect is designed for professional use - i.e., people who are rather expert at system administration and, if needed, have expense support from their company to pay for support if needed. I've had a fair number of problems using Retrospect, but none of the alternatives are perfect either. By far Retrospect has the most sophisticated set of features to manage and tailor your backups.
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    Retrospect Won't Recognize The Backup Set

    Sometimes it will work if you first rebuild the catalogue for the backup set. The option to rebuild a catalogue in under Tools in the left hand navigator.
  3. 2GB of RAM. What is an execution unit? Yes, all other programs are running normally - no discernable slow down in responsiveness. I've stayed away from 7.6 - all it did was to add link to Mozy [and something else which I've forgotten]. Thanks
  4. I have Retrospect 7.5.508 configured to run daily backups. The pc is running Win XP, SP3. But, had the same behaviour with SP2. There are about 8 backups run over a 10 minute period. They all run fine. But, when running, the Retrospect user interface is only partially displayed on the screen and is not responsive to any mouse clicks. For example, I couldn't stop or pause execution if needed. I do have Retrospect Launcher configured to log on under my account [vs the system account] so it can access a drive on another pc on my home network. When I open Retro manually, the user interface works just fine. Any idea of how to get the user interface to be active when it's running a scheduled backup? Thanks
  5. Just installed a Hitachi P7K500 as my system drive. Every time I try to run a backup or duplicate from files/folders on the system drive, the system bluescreens. Running backup or duplicate from other drives [there's two others in the system], no problem. I've used Retro 7.5 since it came out [and 7.0, 6.5, 6.0] before that. Run 5 automated scripts daily. Seems some problem with the Hitachi drive. Anyone else have any experience with Retro on Hitachi's P7K500 series drives? Thanks Problem solved. Had to turn off power saving mode of the drive [using Hitachi feature disk].
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    Unable to Reinstall

    If you've got more than one install of any application, you should clean everything up so there's nothing left; then reinstall. But, can you say how you got multiple installs of Retro 7.5 on the same system?
  7. An interesting article on Retrospect's future. http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/columnItem/0,294698,sid5_gci1244065,00.html
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    7.5.370 with Vista - Backup size ballooning

    Right. But, why backup the restore points?
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    7.5.370 with Vista - Backup size ballooning

    But, why would you want to backup and restore the system restore points? If you're using Retro to do a full system restore, you don't need the restore points.
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    retrospect pro vista

    I'm successfully running 370 on Vista Business. Backing up folders and directories to another internal harddrive and to a USB attached one. Haven't tried to configure 'run retro as specified user'. FWIW, 324 is not supported on Vista.
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    Sony Media Causes Retrospect to Crash

    FWIW, this sounds like a good reason to not use RW media. With the cost of write once media these days, to me, just not worth these types of hassles.
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    Does Retrospect split lage files across media?

    I think the OP is asking whether a single file is spanned across media - not whether the entire backup is spanned across media. While the OP is concerned about what happens to large files, the question is probably independent of whether it's a large file or not. If I've got it right, the OP is concerned about a large file [say 500MB] but there's only 200MB left on the current media. Does Retro put 200MB on the current media and 300MB on the new media?
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    Restoring after Win XP install

    For XP Service Pack 2 was more than just a collection of hotfixes - yes? Don't know about other service packs, but I thought for XP SP1 [or 1a] there also were functions/changes in the service pack that weren't in the hotfixes.
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    Restoring after Win XP install

    [quote On the offchance the backups were done using Retrospect 7.0....would 7.5 recognise those files? Retro should be backwards compatible. I.e., Retro 7.5 can read 7.0 backup sets. The converse is usually not true. I.e., 7.0 can not read 7.5 backup sets [or, even ones that have been opened by 7.5]
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    Restoring after Win XP install

    Not sure. First, when you did the backup, you did choose your system drive as the source? Any chance you uncheck the option to include System State? When you did the restore, any chance you unchecked System State? After you reinstalled Windows XP, was the drive letter assigned by the OS the same as when you did the full system backup? And, was the new install at the same service pack level as the backup set? [i haven't seen this condition produce the symptom you're seeing, but best to confirm]