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  1. For more information see this thread (it is against Retrospect 9.5 but I think nothing changed in Retrospect 10… correct me if I'm wrong): http://forums.retrospect.com/index.php?/topic/151386-run-retrospect-95-as-a-service/
  2. Is this the technical level of the discussion? Really? A server is generally more fragile than client computers, that's why they are housed in specialized structures with environmental monitoring called "data centers". Heck, servers usually have dual PSU to minimize the risk of power loss! Sure, a server could (and probably will) recover from a power outage, just like any other computer, but if the databases on it have been corrupted or not is another matter of fact. Or the database could be OK but some data in it could be damaged or missing. In the end, It's true that "backing up and restoring what is "on disk" should be no different than booting the same server after a power outage" but I'd expect a bit more from a backup software that declares to be OS X Server compatible.
  3. Are you telling me that on OS X it isn't possible for a third party to install a daemon in /Library/LaunchDaemons that runs as root to perform full system volume backup when no users are logged in? If that's the case, I think that you should have a look at this link: Technical Note TN2083: Daemons and Agents
  4. I don't think so since Time Machine does perform whole system volume backups even if no users are logged in. What is worth is that there isn't any reference to this on the product page or in the documentation (or, at least, I haven't found it).
  5. Thank you very much for replying Mayoff. Since you said "Windows will not allow the currently logged in user to view programs running under user accounts that are different from the currently logged in user account", if we set Retrospect to run as a specified user and tick the "Run Retrospect in the Terminal Services section" checkbox, will we be able to view the user interface when Retrospect starts with no users logged in and then we log in with the aforementioned specified user?
  6. Hi all, I searched a lot on the Web and on this forum but I didn't find out if Retrospect 9.5 can run as a service on a Windows machine (Windows Server 2008 R2). I found only a few old posts on this forum stating that it cannot run as a service but I wonder if this feature has been added in the latest versions of the software. As a matter of fact, we performed some tests and it does start as a service if a script is scheduled to run and no user is logged in but then when we log in and launch the Retrospect application we get an alert stating that it's run by another user and we have to kill the process so that we can access the Retrospect console again. Is there a supported way to run Retrospect as a service?
  7. Is this issue still present in Retrospect Client for Mac 11.5.0.137? In other words, can Retrospect 11.5 backup up a client Mac when no user is logged in?
  8. I agree with your statement but my point is that those features are in no way OS X Sever specific.
  9. Thank you very much Maser (and sorry for the late reply). I was hoping that Retrospect had a more robust OS X Server support, now I can see why they don't explain very much in the documentation about their OS X Server backups inner workings. Alas, as a matter of fact Retrospect has no more specific OS X Server support than 450-bucks-cheaper Carbon Copy Cloner…
  10. Hi, we are considering to backup an OS X Server with Retrospect using a Windows machine with a lot of NTFS storage as the Retrospect server. Does anyone have any experiences to share? Of course we would use the latest versions of Retrospect, Retrospect 9.5 app for Windows on the Windows machine and Retrospect client 11.5 for Mac on the OS X Server. Retrospect says OS X Server, including Mavericks, is fully supported but I cannot find any specific information about how the unique needs of OS X Server backups and restorations have been addressed. Are all the OS X Services supported? Does the Retrospect client stop the running service, backup the relevant database and restart the service? If so, does it save the service state at each backup execution or does it save only daily backups? How about full restorations? Thanks in advance.
  11. Thank you Daniels, this is indeed the response the Retrospect Support Team gave me, too. I understand that it is fine to ignore these alerts but it's nevertheless a bit disappointing because script executions that output these messages are still marked with the red X error icon in the Activities pane. We always told our clients to look for error icons in the Activities pane to figure out if something is going wrong and now we'd have to tell them to dive into the script log instead. Are there at least any confirms that this issue has been resolved in Retrospect 9?
  12. Same problem here. We are running Retrospect 8.2.0 (399) on an Xserve (Early 2009) with Mac OS X Server 10.6.8 (10K549) and an internal Apple RAID Card managing a RAID 5 volume made of the three Xserve's 1 TB SATA hard drives. We created a Retrospect script to copy ("overwrite entire volume") a folder of the RAID 5 volume to an AFP volume on a QNAP TS-659 NAS (firmware version 3.6.1 Build 0302T). The script DOES copy a large amount of data to the destination folder but I suspect it misses some files because the script's log is full of these errors: MapError: unknown Mac error 45 Anyone know what this error means and how to fix it?
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