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  1. Did you mean to write that you get NO errors in the Finder? I would try to repair the disk directories with QNAP's maintenance/utility software.
  2. DiskWarrior is a very good program, so I doubt it's the source of your problem. Yes, try Apple's Disk Utility.
  3. It isn't clear if your LaCie Big Disk is the backup source or a member of the destination media set. How are your drives formatted? Is any of them really NTFS? If so, why?
  4. Yes, many small files are slower than a few large files with the same total size. At least when the source is hard drives, not SSD. One way to speed things up would be to use disk-to-disk-to-tape. Something like this (with two exceptions, see below). First, I would not use software compression as it would drain the CPU. The tape drive has built-in hardware compression (that should be used). Second, the "Copy Backup" script should be set to run after the "My backup schedule" (not at the same time).
  5. What else did you change? Is the following new hardware, too? How was the performance with your older tape drive? Is the firmware in the tape drive fully updated?
  6. Lennart_T

    Retrospect 13 Disk full

    Ouch. That doesn't look too good. Let's wait another 12 hours and see if there is ANY progress at all.
  7. Lennart_T

    Retrospect 13 Disk full

    You should make a copy of the catalog file (just in case). Just copy it to the desktop (for instance). Then you should go into "Tools" and recreate the catalog file. (It may be called "rebuild" instead of "recreate".) The present one will be overwritten (which is why you should save a copy). Hope this helps.
  8. Lennart_T

    How to skip Dashboard, start directly

    "Minimize" in Windows corresponds to "Hide" on a Mac.
  9. Lennart_T

    Retrospect 13 Disk full

    If you are talking about Backup4a, it says that 1.4TB is used and 0 B free, so it is indeed full. You have probably set the backup set to use at most 1.4 TB of the member volume, so that's why Retrospect says it's full. You can go into Configure->Backup Sets->Membars and change that to use the entire volume. You are not giving any details about how you try to retrieve files, what happens, what does NOT happen and what errors you get, so it's impossible to give any advice.
  10. Lennart_T

    How to skip Dashboard, start directly

    I run Retrospect 15 at work. I always launch Retrospect after every reboot and always get the actual program directly. Then I minimize the program and let it run. Before v15, I ran v.12. If I forgot to launch Retrospect after reboot, I got the console, but only if a script was actually running.
  11. Lennart_T

    Execution Incomplete - how to fix

    Which version of Windows are you running?
  12. As David points, there is no way in Retrospect. You could use the schedule in Energy Saver in Apples System preferences to turn off the Mac at a time when the backup is (always) finished.
  13. From the top of my memory, so it may not be correct (I'm currently away on vacation so I can't check): Retrospect asks you to insert the last tape. Then you insert the first. After that tape, Retrospect asks you if there are any more tape. Respond yes and insert the second tape. After that tape, Retrospect asks you if there are any more tape. Respond yes and insert the third tape. After that tape, Retrospect asks you if there are any more tape. Respond yes and insert the fourth tape. After that tape, Retrospect asks you if there are any more tape. Respond yes and insert the fifth tape. If that doesn't help, try again and this time do NOT to insert the fifth tape. That way you should be able to read the first four tapes, at least.
  14. Lennart_T

    How to verify a very large backup set

    Excellent.
  15. Lennart_T

    How to verify a very large backup set

    You could set all tapes except one as "lost" and verify that tape. After the verify you set all the tapes to "found" again. What if you must do a restore? (After a hard disk failure, for instance.) If you are unlucky, there is (at least) one file on each tape, so it would take "about 3 solid 24/7 months to complete". I suggest you start a new backup set and keep the current set somewhere safe.
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