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  1. Scillonian

    Backups "freeze" part way with no error

    Yes, 'Z' order will be irrelevant when running in the background via Launcher Service.
  2. Scillonian

    Backups "freeze" part way with no error

    Never experienced this situation (yet) but there could be Retrospect it trying to show you a dialog that requires your action but has become hidden behind the main Retrospect window*. Under the normal Windows UI tools there is no way to get this hidden dialog to the foreground with the result that the only way to regain control is to kill Retrospect. This hidden dialog problem is not unique to Retrospect and many Win32 apps experience it on Windows 10 in particular. There is a way to to bring these hidden dialogs to the foreground using a third party program. (Will detail when I'm back at the Windows PC.) * When a Win32 program wants to put up a dialog for user interaction that dialog should appear above the host program in the 'Z' order. Especially Windows 10 seems to get the 'Z' order wrong and puts the dialog under the host program window with no way in the Windows UI to bring it to the foreground. (I've also had Windows put the dialog at coordinates that are outside the valid display area.)
  3. Also if the files are not in the expected folder hierarchy for backup sets then Retrospect can sometimes complain it can't find anything. I also second Lennart_T's suggestion to use Retrospect to backup the backup.
  4. Scillonian

    Preview a backup without committing.

    I'm not near a computer running Retrospect to give you detailed instructions but this has been asked before on the forum. Search the forum for something like "file selection preview" should give some leads. (If the Search box is not in the top right corner try a different browser — some browser and add-on combinations cause it to disappear!)
  5. Scillonian

    Backups "freeze" part way with no error

    The version of Retrospect you are running and the OS of the Backup Server and the Clients would be helpful in offering you suggestions. Also thoroughly check you network hardware. A momentarily failing network switch, which I have had, can wreak havoc with backups.
  6. Scillonian

    Use Retrospect to check for disappeared files ?

    From from memory... If you set up a Restore with the option to replace missing files the click then button to view the files that will be restored a list of files should be shown. Files with a black diamond exist in both the backup and the destination. Files without a black diamond exist only in the backup. (I don't have access to Retrospect today so can't say the exact steps.)
  7. Scillonian

    Subnet Broadcasting

    As you are using private IP address space anyway, would it be possible for your organisation to transition from the two Class C 192.168.45.m and 192.168.183.m networks to a single Class B 172.n.m.m. network? This would give you more than enough IP addresses for the 450 machines. (Would probably make network administration simpler too.) EDIT: Unless there is something really weird going on in your network the change from Class C to Class B can be achieved by changing the scope of the DHCP server.
  8. Scillonian

    Error -1101 after Windows October Update

    For whatever reason the Windows 10 'Feature' Updates randomly removes the ias.xml file. Keep the fix handy so you are ready for when it happens again with a future 'Feature' Update.
  9. Scillonian problems

    What host OS are you using for Retrospect? Is it using the UWP Task Manager?
  10. Scillonian

    Files missing from Snapshot after Transfer Snapshots

    Try doing a thorough rebuild of the catalog for the cloud backup set. To effect a thorough rebuild you will first need to delete all the *.SESSION files that are in the folder(s) that hold the *.RDB files for the backup set. Once the *.SESSION files are deleted rebuild the catalog. A thorough rebuild of the source backup set may also be advisable just in case an error their cause the initial snapshot transfer failure. Because Retrospect is now reading the file information from the .RDB files instead of the .SESSION files, and depending on the connection speed to the cloud provider, the rebuild could take some time to complete. Hopefully after the thorough rebuilds a rerun of the transfer snapshot should pickup the missing files.
  11. Scillonian

    Backup error or not?

    Am I correct in thinking that you are accessing the source RAID6 volume using the Retrospect Client and writing to the destination single disk volume over SMB? What is the CPU load on the NAS during this backup? I am wondering if the Retrospect Client is intermittently overloading the CPU.
  12. Scillonian

    Backup error or not?

    So we can get the messages in context, what are the Source and Destination of the Backup? Also, why have you got the Restrospect Client software installed on the NAS?
  13. Scillonian

    Does Restore require Write access?

    [In theory] Retrospect should be able to restore from read-only media. More of problem will be trying to mount a Linux file system under Windows. I've found it bad enough try to reliably read the older (and simpler) ext2, ext3, and ext4 file systems. BtrFS is still evolving with all that entails. Also with Microsoft pushing out a new version of Windows 10 every six months, at present, what may work now will be broken with the next version of Windows 10. Here are two more reliable solutions to consider: Mount the BtrFS drive and an NTFS on a Linux OS and copy the Retrospect files from the BtrFS drive to the NTFS drive. (If you only have one computer then boot that computer from a Linux live CD/DVD/USB to perform the copy.) If you have more than one computer and a network (preferably not wireless) then mount the BtrFS drive on a Linux OS and use SAMBA to share it over the network. A Linux live CD/DVD/USB can be used to do this if you do not have any native Linux computers. Ultimatly the only way to really know what will work is physical test the emergency restore procedure and keep testing it until it works reliably. The time spent now will be rewarded later when the restore becomes a real event not a theoretical one. "There are no successful backups, only successful restores."
  14. Sorry David, it looks like 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'. When I too read your post, perhaps 40~45 minutes after Hofstede posted his reply, only the quote and the first line/paragraph existed.
  15. Because they are they are the same entity?