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  1. I had the same problem – see thread "overfilling DVD media" in the "Device and hardware compatibility" discussion. Got no help, though.
  2. This article does not address the problem. Let me get this straight. Are you saying that if I back up my combo laptop to a DVD using my superdrive desktop, and then want to restore something from the DVD to the laptop (perhaps when I am travelling) then I cannot do so even though it has its own Retrospect installed and can read DVDs?
  3. Ramallah

    Media too different

    Thanks. That's what I was trying to do when I got the Media too Different message! I have run out of 2x DVDs and as 4x seemed to work OK and I have a large stock, I am reluctant to buy more.
  4. I have a problem with under-filled media – but it is unlike the one reported in a parallel discussion. When backing up (or at least, when recataloguing), Retrospect reported what seemed impossibly large amounts written to a DVD-R. On one occasion it got as high as 11GB, though after a time it seemed to be duplicating files so I forced quit and recatalogued. The same thing happened more recently, and when it reported having written 5.8Gb to a 4.7 disc, I forced quit again. When I configure the members the penultimate DVD is not quite full (4.1Gb), but I started a new one anyway Recently, I reexamined the log and found a claimed compression rate of 4,432% (though I don't recall this was shown by the back-up window during the backup). It should be noted that this was to a 4x DVD-R in a set whose previous members were 2x. Natew suggests mixing speeds of DVD causes problems. Where are the discussions on compression being a bad idea (referred to in the other thread)? I can't find them. I am using a 15" G4 iMAC in which the original Pioneer superdrive was replaced by a Sony under warranty. OS 10.2.8 ? Retrospect version 5.1.175 launched at 21/12/2003 20:17 + Retrospect Driver Update, version 4.2.105 + Executing Recatalog at 21/12/2003 20:17 To backup set DVD HD Q3 2003… 21/12/2003 23:06:45: Execution completed successfully. Completed: 66684 files, 16.9 GB Performance: 104.4 MB/minute Duration: 02:48:51 (00:03:19 idle/loading/preparing) + Executing Immediate Backup at 21/12/2003 23:16 To backup set DVD HD Q3 2003… - 21/12/2003 23:16:22: Copying G4 iMAC… Trouble writing: “5-DVD HD Q3 2003” (4250677248), error 206 (drive reported a failure: dirty heads, bad media, etc.). Additional error information for device "Sony DVD RW" [0:1], Sense > (SONY |DVD RW DW-U10A |A13b) 21/12/2003 23:50:42: Comparing G4 iMAC… File “Operations Log”: different data size (set: 705,225, vol: 705,282), path: “G4 iMAC/Library/Preferences/Retrospect/Operations Log”. File “SystemEntropyCache”: different modification date/time (set: 21/12/2003 22:41:16, vol: 21/12/2003 23:41:21), path: “G4 iMAC/private/var/db/SystemEntropyCache”. File “console.log”: different data size (set: 8577, vol: 8839), path: “G4 iMAC/private/var/tmp/console.log”. 21/12/2003 23:56:15: 4 execution errors. Completed: 4314 files, 459.4 MB, with 4432% compression Performance: 41.4 MB/minute (27.6 copy, 82.7 compare) Duration: 00:39:53 (00:17:42 idle/loading/preparing)
  5. Ramallah

    Media too different

    I have another set with mixed format - 4 Grey Datawrite 2x DVD-R, one Datawrite red 4x DVD-R and one Datawrite Yellow 4x. neither 4x produced a media too different error message but on reflection it did produce a different error which perhaps should be the subject of a different thread - it never seems to reach the end of the DVD when recataloguing and I have generally forced quit. Now I have looked at the log I see the compression rate is 4,432% which may explain why Retrospect claimes it had added 11Gb when when "configure members showed the DVD contained only 4,2 GB + Executing Recatalog at 21/12/2003 20:17 To backup set DVD HD Q3 2003… 21/12/2003 23:06:45: Execution completed successfully. Completed: 66684 files, 16.9 GB Performance: 104.4 MB/minute Duration: 02:48:51 (00:03:19 idle/loading/preparing) + Executing Immediate Backup at 21/12/2003 23:16 To backup set DVD HD Q3 2003… - 21/12/2003 23:16:22: Copying G4 iMAC… Trouble writing: “5-DVD HD Q3 2003” (4250677248), error 206 (drive reported a failure: dirty heads, bad media, etc.). [ Comment - DVD 5 is first 4x DVD in the set] Additional error information for device "Sony DVD RW" [0:1], Sense > (SONY |DVD RW DW-U10A |A13b) 21/12/2003 23:50:42: Comparing G4 iMAC… File “Operations Log”: different data size (set: 705,225, vol: 705,282), path: “G4 iMAC/Library/Preferences/Retrospect/Operations Log”. File “SystemEntropyCache”: different modification date/time (set: 21/12/2003 22:41:16, vol: 21/12/2003 23:41:21), path: “G4 iMAC/private/var/db/SystemEntropyCache”. File “console.log”: different data size (set: 8577, vol: 8839), path: “G4 iMAC/private/var/tmp/console.log”. 21/12/2003 23:56:15: 4 execution errors. Completed: 4314 files, 459.4 MB, with 4432% compression Performance: 41.4 MB/minute (27.6 copy, 82.7 compare) Duration: 00:39:53 (00:17:42 idle/loading/preparing)
  6. Ramallah

    Media too different

    Thanks, Nate. But I don't think this can be the reason. it is surely possible to write at 2x to a 4x DVD-R. As I noted above, the previous member of the set was a 4x DVD-R and I have successfully restored files from it.
  7. Trying to complete an end-year backup I filled the third DVD of the set and tried to start another. I received the error message "The disc cannot be added to this backup set. It is too different from the other media in the set." the set consists of 2 Apple 2x DVD-Rs. and a Datawrite 4x DVD-R. The new addition was a Verbatim 4x DVD-R. it also rejected a Datawrite 4x DVD-R and a verbatim CD-RW (only 733 M left to back-up). It even said the same for a Datawrite2x DVD-RW, which normally works when all else fail. Admittedly, (after I had rebuilt the catalog several times because of failures) it failed to ask me to insert a new disc when disk 3 was full (4.3GB) - instead it reported error 100 (device rejected command). I thought I could get round this by telling it at the end of the last recatalog that there was a 4th member when it asked and then reporting that one as missing. So it is trying to write disc 5. Must I leave this set incomplete? I shall start a new set anyhow for 2004 15" iMAC with Sony DW-U10A superdrive OSX 10.2.8, Desktop 5.1.175, Driver 4.2.105
  8. Thanks for this. I seldom use Ethernet so Airport has always been highest priority. Port 497 was not showing in either Firewall panel so I enabled it on both as you suggested. The results were mixed. After these changes, the server running OS9 was now able to log into the Client when it was running OSX ( I had to 'forget' the old iBOOK to free up a licence). Sometimes, however,Retrospect crashed after successfully scanned the Client but before starting the backup. The OSX client panel says it is ready (it is not aware of the Backup history noted on the OS9 panel), but it still does not refer to TCP/IP (if that is relevant) . When the server and client are both running in OSX, I still get the 'no client found' response even with no other client logged on and a licence available for use. So though I can back up by a roundabout route, I still cannot do so in the default operating system of both computers.
  9. See Can't login to OSX Client over airport A further attempt to uninstall and reinstall Client in OSX was more successful and the client panel is now (correctly) named iBOOK Waiting for first Access – but (unlike when running in OS9) still no mention of TCP/IP. Client is still not found when Desktop is in OSX. When Desktop is running in OS9 and Configure Clients/Network is clicked, Client 1 is now recognised (when Type set to OSX) as "iBOOK [not, as previously, name of home]... not logged in". When Log In is clicked, same old error message occurs – "Can't log in, error -1028 (client is not visible on network)". This seems odd since it is visible enough for the change in name to be recognised. Should the Client panel show TCP/IP in OSX as it does in OS9? (there are no ethernet connections to the laptop) How do I make it recognisible? I have repaired privileges, and reset permissions. TCP/IP on Client is set to "Using DHCP server". There is no problem mounting the laptop on the Main computer.
  10. Backup computer G4 iMAC running Retrospect 5.1.167 in either OS9 or OSX 10.2.6 Client 1 - iBOOK G3 running Client 5.1.157 (when in OS9) or 5.1.109 (when in OSX), linked by airport. I have successfully backed up over airport when client 1 is in OS9. But no success when it is in OSX - though the outcome differs depending whether Backup is running Retrospect in OS9 or OSX The problem seems to be with the iBOOK client. In OS9 its identity is "name of Client iBOOK TCP/IP 5.1.157 plus the backup history'. This seems correct. In OSX its identity is [name of Home Directory] [no TCP/IP] 5.1.109 and it says "waiting for first access". I have no idea how/why it chose the Home Directory rather than the computer name, or why it does not show TCP/IP (Appletalk is active). When I try to connect when both Backup and Client are in OSX I get "No backup clients found". But if Backup is in OS9, clicking "Network" finds "[name of Home Directory] ....not logged in". If I click LOG IN I get error message "Can't log in, error -1028 (client is not visible on network)" I can't change client name to iBOOK without logging in. I have tried reinstalling client with no success. My other licence is already used by Client 2 (no problems - it is OS9 only) Can I resove by deleting a preferences pane (which?) and reinstalling Client again? it does not seem a network problem.
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