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    Tape Backup "Closing" Prematurely

    I manually select files. In other words... (I tried putting these photos in the right order. Please bear with me if they are not.)
  2. So I've been using Retrospect 11.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.8.5. Here's what I've been encountering... First, I had no clue that you could simply recycle media sets if you were encountering issues with backups -- so rather than recycle them, I "deleted" them altogether and re-created media sets. I figured out a loophole, or so I presume, to maintain my naming conventions on tapes to keep proper organization and so I also don't look like a dingus... my tapes are named as such: 2014 A1, 2014 B1, 2014 C1, and so forth... So... I took a tape that was already named, SUCCESSFULLY RESTORED it locally, and tried to backup it to a newly named media set and I run into the issue of "No Files Need to be Copied." Instead of getting a backup of 1.03 TB, I get a backup of 4.5 MBs... or what have you. I've done this multiple times and yielded no success. I'm guessing it's a miscommunication within Retrospect. Here's a snapshot of the log from the backup.
  3. Okay. Here's my current dilemma... I've run into this issue and have tried to go around it as many ways as I can, but I somehow fall short each time. When trying to backup an external hard-drive to a tape, it has my Tape mistaken for another tape. It started off like this... 1) Switched out tape that was filled up pretty well. 2) Inserted tape to backup. 3) Created a new media set for that tape. 4) Made sure script was set up so that I did not do verification. 5) First job backed up successfully. 6) Tried to back up tape subsequently, but it said, "Needs Member Device." 7) Modified bindings by selecting a specific tape drive and tape, but it only backed up folders without their contents. 8) Resorted to restoring contents to an external hard-drive, which worked. 9) Erased tape COMPLETELY. 10) Shut down Quantum Drive. 11) Detached Quantum Drive. 12) Shut down iMac. 13) Turned on Quantum Drive. 14) Turned on iMac. 15) Started over Media Set--> Script --> Backup processes. 16) Successfully backed up files until I switched out external hard-drives. --> "Media Set Already In Use" Error message Have completed steps 8-16 a few times, but have decided that this isn't working very well. Here are some pictures as well.
  4. I'm trying to backup folders from an external hard-drive onto tape. When I click through the entire backup process, right about when it should spool up to backup information - I'm prompted with an error message that reads "Need media set." I've previously established a Media Set with a Tape in there; however, when I try to select the Tape, Retrospect says that the Tape I'm trying to use is already busy.
  5. To that one superhero out there that knows Retrospect inside and out, here's the issue I'm dealing with... I try to backup files from hard-drive to Tape, and for whatever reason the only thing saved being saved right now are the folders themselves -- without the content in the folders. Anyone out there know why this is happening?
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