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  1. toddfx

    Ubuntu LTS 14.04 64-bit Install

    A bit easier way is to download the .tar and install the i386 libs. sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libncurses5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 Then run the Retrospect's Install.sh. The fact that the linux client hasn't been updated in almost four years doesn't really inspire great confidence in retrospect as an up to date enterprise backup solution, though.
  2. It looks like retrospect has crapped over its config file yet again (an almost monthly occurance for almost a decade) and I'll have to revert to a backup. Since this happens so often I wonder if there's a way to script adding clients and proactive backup scripts. At least it pops out a new and exciting error message with 8.1 in lieu of actually fixing the problem. Sorry, can't save configuration, error -802 ( typed-space is corrupt).
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    Retrospect 8 opinion?

    I've had it a couple of weeks and it's already corrupted its unnecessarily monolithic config file twice. I'm pretty sure this is the last retrospect update I'll be suckered into paying for.
  4. Blurg. The more I read about this and the lack of a linux client you can install on a contemporary system without a hammer and tongs makes me think this is just a slap dash "show a pulse" upgrade (that costs > $1000). The fact that after all these years it's still a monolithic binary config file that's going to eat itself every few weeks is pretty bad news. I guess the original question still stands.
  5. Just a bit. Hopefully this isn't a "show a pulse" upgrade where they just bump the version number, slap in a new splash screen and issue a press release. If they've fixed even a couple of the long standing issues I'll be a happy camper. Cautious optimisim rules the day, though. Edit: The fact that the linux client has disappeared from http://retrospect.co...pport/downloads is kind of tempering my excitement.
  6. It seems like Multi Server on windows has become abandon-ware. The linux client, shaky to begin with, hasn't been updated for over two years and is a bit of a struggle to wedge onto modern distributions. The windows client is almost as dusty and problematic. The server software itself eats its config files, throws asserts and corrupts catalogs with frightening regularity. I'm wondering what other multi platform backup systems people are looking at that support Windows (Desktop and server), MacOS and Linux.
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