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anield

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  1. Can't save changes to a rule... I add an exclusion and the save button stays greyed out. Any idea why? Thanks
  2. How do you add a NAS as a backup device? I click add on the device page, fill in the name etc, click add, then on the next screen there is no way to select the NAS share. All the screen shots I've seen show an add share button bottom left of dialog, but I don't have that button and the share isn't shown in the list of drives. Netgear ReadyNas if that makes a difference. Retrospect 10.5 multi-Server Mac OSX 10.6.8 Have tried with connecting with finder first and without connecting first, using SMB and AFP but can't find any way to get the device added. Thanks.
  3. Ok... Fixed: First go to sources and add the NAS as a share. Then it is available to add to a Media Set. The share can be added from either the Add-Sources or Add-Media Set dialog (as they both have a share button/tab) (It is better if the NAS share is not mounted first, as if it is it appends -2 to the volume name) Thanks for the help
  4. I can create a new media set but then can't add the NAS as a member of the media set. The NAS volume is not listed on the 'add a new member' dialog, so I can't add it... Have tried with the volume mounted in finder [tried afp and smb] and with it not mounted.
  5. Thanks. Thanks, I've put in a support ticket. Is a bit annoying when a backup program doesn't recognise a backup device...
  6. No, I am trying to add it as a device, because I want to write my backups to the NAS. Add source is used for adding clients that need to be backed up? So are you saying I need to add it as a source even though I want to use it as a destination?
  7. From the docs: Retrospect uses an archival method of backup that ensures backed up files are not deleted or written over until you request it. That way, they stay on the backup media indefinitely. For example, if you have been working on a particular document over a period of time, Retrospect backs up a different version of the document each time you back up. If necessary, Retrospect lets you retrieve a previous version of the file from any point in time it was backed up. We are using NAS as the backup device, and the NAS is sync'd to a second NAS on another physical site. We also do a monthly full backup archive to tape. As the NAS is synced off site we should only need one media set? Adding media sets increases the disk space used. Is there any need/point/advantage in having more than one media set (e.g. multiple daily or weekly media) for the backup? Thanks
  8. Thanks for the help. I don't mind having multiple backup sets for different servers and usergroups. The main thing is to know if it's enough to rely on just one media set for each Server/group. We are below the 3 million file count. So looks good Do Retrospect disk backups become corrupted often?
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