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About Phaze2

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  1. Many thanks for this information. I will set the media timeout to enable the Monthly backups to run once the Daily backups have completed/timed out.
  2. Hi, I have set up our OS X Server with Retrospect Workgroup Backup and created the following backup schedule, based on the 5 Day Rotation script tutorial on the Dantz site. 5 Day Rotation script doing a Normal backup to Backup Sets; Mon,Tues,Weds,Thur, & Fri on relevant day of the week. 5 Day Recycle script doing a Recycle backup to Backup Sets; Mon, Tues, Weds, Thur & Fri every 4 weeks (staggered by a week) on the relevant day of the week. 12 Month Rotation script doing a Recycle backup to Jan, Feb, mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec on the last friday of each month. Currently the 5 Day Rotation and Recycle scripts are set to start at the same time. My question is which one of the has a greater priority? I know that if I were to use a New Media backup instead of a Recycle backup only one of the scripts would run but currently both scripts are running, one after the other, which is not what was intended. Is there a way to prioritise them so that only one of the scripts will run? The next question I have relates to the above problem, in that it could be be answer to the problem. The Monthly backups occur on the same day as the Friday backups. I cannot find any option to exclude specific dates from the Retrospect schedule, other than manually deleting them from the preview window. This means that the Friday Normal/Recycle backup runs before the Monthly and because it takes 8 hours to run, there is no one in the office to change the tapes over for the Monthly backup. Is there a specific way to configure the 5 Day Rotation script, in particular Friday, to execute on the set days of the week EXCEPT for the last Friday of the month? Thanks for any help to solve these problems. Nick