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  1. Retrospect does not finish backup

    Which version of Retrospect and which version of Windows are you running?
  2. Error scanning network 1116

    Retrospect will run successfully in a virtual machine. For many years I successfully ran Retrospect in a VMware Workstation virtual machine. Do you have both IPv4 and IPv6 enabled on your network? I have come across instances where you can browse the local network over IPv6 but not over IPv4. This is not a problem for applications that are IPv6 aware but for applications that are IPv4 only, such as Retrospect, any attempt to browse the network from that application will fail. Personally I gave up on trying to browse the 'Microsoft Windows Network' years ago because it so very rarely worked and instead enter the UNC for the desired Source using the 'Advanced...' button.
  3. This will not work where Retrospect.exe is launched by the Retrospect Launcher service. From Windows Vista onward applications that run as a Windows Service, and any application(s) that they may launch, are not allowed to have* a GUI. (*Although it is the same Retrospect.exe that has GUI functionality when launched by a user, that functionality is disabled/suppressed when it is launched by the Retrospect Launcher service.) Applications that run as a Windows Service from Windows Vista onward are also not allowed to interact directly with a user. This is why dashboard.exe exists in Retrospect for Windows to allow indirect user interaction with Retrospect.exe when it has been launched by the Retrospect Launcher service. (I don't know if dashboard.exe communicates directly with Retrospect.exe or through the Retrospect Launcher service.)
  4. Duplicate always erases all files first

    This could be because you are duplicating the files from the Windows NTFS file system to macOS HFS+ or APFS file system. There are attributes on NTFS which do not exist on HFS+/APFS that will have to be emulated such as file and folder security information. If you are only interested in the file contents and not the security information you could try disabling the duplication of the file and folder security information in the Duplicate script. From the Duplicate script's Edit dialog select Options > Windows > Security and deselect the file and folder security options.
  5. Error -530 (backup client not found)

    Have you tried disabling power management on the network adapters on the Client machines? I had -530 errors on a laptop and disabling power management on the ethernet adaptor solved it for that machine. This may be an interaction between Windows power management and certain chipsets. I've never had -530 errors from my machines with Broadcom and Intel chipsets but my laptop with a Realtek chipset had -530 errors until I disabled power management.
  6. Disaster Recovery Disk Method

    Are you running a version of Bootcamp on the Mac Mini that is compatible with Windows Vista? From what I have read Apple started to drop support for Windows Vista with version 3.2 and dropped it completely by version 4.
  7. In this respect there is no difference between 12.5 and 12.6.
  8. On the Windows platform Retrospect is a monolithic application. The reason for the behaviour you have observed is because of security features that were introduced with Windows 7. In short the restrictions are that any application that is automatically launched in not able to interact directly with a user, even if it was launched as that user. For Retrospect to Work on Windows the same way it does on Mac will [apparently] require a substantial rewrite. There have been hints in the past from Retrospect staff that they thinking about doing this, maybe, one day but that is about it for now.
  9. Disaster Recovery Disk Method

    You only need to create the Disaster Recovery Disk on the Backup Server. If you have a valid Disaster Recovery license on the Backup Server the functionality will be added to the Disaster Recovery Disk. When you boot the Client from the Disaster Recovery Disk the Dissimilar Hardware Restore will be available.
  10. Retrospect 12.x Cannot Backup System State

    Hi Tony This line is telling the user that Retrospect is trying to backup the System State but the underlying Windows function that is called is returning an error condition to Retrospect that Retrospect dose not understand. This would indicate to me that there is some problem with the 'EFI System Partition' which isalso referred to as the ESP. The ESP is a small hidden partition ~128 MB in size which contains the files necessary to boot an operating system on a device with UEFI firmware. A good place to check first for what the problem may be with the ESP is the 'Event Viewer' in Windows. Look for any error or warning events at the same time as Retrospect reported the error. Initially look for errors/warnings where the 'Source' is VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) as this is the Windows feature that provides the System State data. EDIT: What version of Windows are you running?
  11. ?corrupt data file - how to fix in 12.6

    The only solution I have found is to delete the corrupted .rdb file — in your case AA000077.rdb. Once the file has been deleted rebuild the Catalog file during which Retrospect will give a warning about the missing .rdb file. Grooming should now run to completion on the Backup Set as long as there are no other corrupt .rdb files. If there are then repeat the procedure. What I will add is that by manually deleting a .rdb file the integrity of the Backup Set is now compromised. When I have encountered this in the past I have as soon possible afterwards retired the Backup Set and transferred its contents, less what is in the missing file(s), to a new Backup Set. I have not found a way to directly repair a corrupt .rdb file but it is sometimes possible to recover the active contents of the file, if you really need to, by doing a Transfer Snapshot for the appropriate date to another Backup Set.
  12. only scan specific folders

    My interpretation of the description of FileChangeNotify in the link you provided is that is related to the synchronisation of file data between the native file system and emulated file system(s). On a NAS it is quite possible that an individual file can be changed from the host Linux OS, a Windows machine through SMB/CIFS, an OS X machine through AFP, and a Linux machine through NFS. Any change from one access method has to be propagated to the other access methods. However there still remains the problem of installing the Retrospect Client on a Linux based NAS. Most Linux based NAS devices use a custom Embedded Linux where it can range from difficult to impossible to install any third party system level applications such as the Retrospect Client. Instant Scan would ne nice to see on Linux but I suspect development of it would be a low priority because of the low, relative to Windows and OS X, user base and the added complication of testing on the many more file systems native to Linux compared to Windows and OS X.
  13. only scan specific folders

    For a Linux or BSD based NAS the NTFS file system that a Windows PCs would see when accessing a share through SMB/CIFS is an emulation provided by Samba. This emulation translates the NTFS file attributes and metadata to their nearest equivalents on the underlying Linux or BSD file system (e.g. ext4, XFS, UFS, ZFS, etc).
  14. 1 Raid 10 vs multiple raid 1 members

    With an array using 6TB drives I would recommend RAID6. I would not recommend RAID5. With RAID5 and >2TB drives the statistical chances of a total loss of the array because of an Unrecoverable Error (URE) during recovery from a single disk failure become increasingly high. Many factors influence how long it takes a RAID array to rebuild but with 6 x 6TB drives a RAID6 or RAID5 array rebuild could easily be measured in days. (For example my 4 x 4TB RAID5 array in my NAS takes at least 8 hours to rebuild under ideal conditions.)
  15. I have just done a few quick tests in a Windows 10 1709 virtual machine. When Files on Demand (FOD) is enabled the normal OneDrive folder and its contents are converted to reparse points. Trying to find where these reparse points point to returns 'UNKNOWN MICROSOFT REPARSE POINT' as the target. (This is possibly why Retrospect can't backup the OneDrive folder when FOD is enabled.) What I did to return the OneDrive folder to a normal folder was: Right click on the OneDrive icon in the system tray and select Settings On the Account tab select Choose Folders Uncheck Sync all files and folders in OneDrive the check the folders and files you want to sync Select OK to close the dialog Disable the Files on Demand feature EDIT: The key point is to ensure that you have selective folder and file syncing enabled before you disable FOD. I did have to do some manual cleanup of some sync error in the OneDrive folder after disabling FOD but that have been due to what I had done during my tests.