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  1. Thanks iCompute, that's true. I can still search for individual files and they'll be there. The issue would be with files or groups of files that were backed up multiple times, which would result in multiple versions of the same file. That's where the snapshots would help in knowing which version to retrieve based on the date of the snapshot.
  2. Well, I was actually hesitant to upgrade to v11 for a while, precisely because this incompatibility issue has been around since Retrospect went up past v6. I just kept using booting up from a separate drive to use Retrospect 6, but then decided to give it a shot to avoid having to "re-boot" in an older OS every time I need to perform a backup operation.
  3. I agree this would be a good solution. While I still think this should be a "standard feature", I'd probably pay for it if it was reasonably priced.
  4. I'm trying to cope with the fact that Dantz won't offer a utility to convert v6 catalog sets. I'm painfully discovering that rebuilding from media WON'T bring ALL sessions/snapshots back (yikes!). My backup sessions in a particular set started in 2007. After "rebuilding from media" in v11, I see sessions only from 2010 to date, but no sessions from 2007 to 2010. I also clicked the "retrieve" button that appears on the lower right corner (this in v11) which allows you to add sessions that appear listed there. Still there was nothing from 2007 thru 2010. I know FOR SURE that backup sessions between 2007-2010 exist and are catalogued. If I browse the v6 catalog in Retrospect 6 (re-booting from an external drive with OSX 10.6.8) all those sessions appear listed. Rebuilding from a 1.1 TB backup is taking almost 10 hours and I've done it 2 or 3 times so far. After rebuilding I tried running a "copy" script to see how much data was actually "saved" onto a new v11 set. As expected, only data from listed sessions is copied (2010 to date), so about 1/3 of data backed up between 2007 and 2010 is being left out. So far, I've spent a bit over 50 hours attempting different things trying to get those sessions between 2007-2010 to become available in a Retrospect 11 Media Set rebuild but no success yet. Right now, I'm attempting a full "data copy from one set onto a new set" in Retrospect 6, hoping that this will result in a media set that will include ALL sessions from 2007 to date that didn't appear in my first attempts to rebuild in v11. Then, re-boot in Mavericks and attempt a new "rebuild" from the resulting copied media set (another 8-10 hours for this… dang!). If this doesn't work, I'm thinking of attempting a "repair" of the v6 data set and see if that does anything to the media set and then one more "rebuild" in v11. Last, if none of this works, I'm considering a full "extract" of all 1.1 TB as individual files and folders onto an available drive. Obviously all "sessions" or "snapshots" from v6 catalog will be become useless. My other concern is that this will result in a lot of duplicate versions. Besides at some point I may have re-named hard drives or root folders, which will create even more duplicate files. I guess then I'd have to manually "groom" the resulting extracted data… Next… a big frustration sigh. Good luck to me…
  5. I'm trying to cope with the fact that Dantz won't offer a utility to convert v6 catalog sets. I'm painfully discovering that rebuilding from media WON'T bring ALL sessions/snapshots back (yikes!). My backup sessions in a particular set started in 2007. After "rebuilding from media" in v11, I see sessions only from 2010 to date, but no sessions from 2007 to 2010. I also clicked the "retrieve" button that appears on the lower right corner (this in v11) which allows you to add sessions that appear listed there. Still there was nothing from 2007 thru 2010. I know FOR SURE that backup sessions between 2007-2010 exist and are catalogued. If I browse the v6 catalog in Retrospect 6 (re-booting from an external drive with OSX 10.6.8) all those sessions appear listed. Rebuilding from a 1.1 TB backup is taking almost 10 hours and I've done it 2 or 3 times so far. After rebuilding I tried running a "copy" script to see how much data was actually "saved" onto a new v11 set. As expected, only data from listed sessions is copied (2010 to date), so about 1/3 of data backed up between 2007 and 2010 is being left out. So far, I've spent a bit over 50 hours attempting different things trying to get those sessions between 2007-2010 to become available in a Retrospect 11 Media Set rebuild but no success yet. Right now, I'm attempting a full "data copy from one set onto a new set" in Retrospect 6, hoping that this will result in a media set that will include ALL sessions from 2007 to date that didn't appear in my first attempts to rebuild in v11. Then, re-boot in Mavericks and attempt a new "rebuild" from the resulting copied media set (another 8-10 hours for this… dang!). If this doesn't work, I'm thinking of attempting a "repair" of the v6 data set and see if that does anything to the media set and then one more "rebuild" in v11. Last, if none of this works, I'm considering a full "extract" of all 1.1 TB as individual files and folders onto an available drive. Obviously all "sessions" or "snapshots" from v6 catalog will be become useless. My other concern is that this will result in a lot of duplicate versions. Besides at some point I may have re-named hard drives or root folders, which will create even more duplicate files. I guess then I'd have to manually "groom" the resulting extracted data… Next… a big frustration sigh. Good luck to me…
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