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Everything posted by Lennart_T

  1. I say it would be feasible to use the trial version. Or you could your client's license, provided they remove it for that period of time. Or you could buy Retrospect Solo, the cheapest (unbundled) version ever (I think).
  2. I work with C++, Pascal, C# and Dataflex. All of them have development software that are some MB to download. But the code you write is quite small, by comparison. And in my world, a database dump is not SQL. Themes, plugins and database dumps are (usually) not easily compressed, which can be seen in the log: 1% compression. So thanks for the clarification. I understand better now.
  3. Let me put it this way. Assuming your code and SQL scripts contains about the same amount of space as the whole contents of the bible. That would be a huge amount of code, actually. But it would still be only about 3.5 MB. Yes, it compresses easily, but in terms of space use it is negligible compare to 6 TB.
  4. Come to think of it, are you sure it's a DLT drive and not an LTO drive? LTO-6 has a native capacity of 2.5 TB and a compressed capacity of 6.25 TB (assuming 2.5:1 ratio). In reality such high level of compression is rarely achieved. Many types of files are already compressed today: All video files, most image files, word processing documents, PDFs just to name a few. 3 tapes times 2.5 TB=7.5 TB and that is enough for your about 6 TB of data. It is a bit strange that the capacity varies widely between your media sets. Do they consist of different kind of tapes? Also I'm not sure how Retrospect actually calculates "Free" and "Capacity". It might be a miscalculation there. If so, there is probably not a waste of capacity as I wrote earlier, as a local RAID would be fast enough to feed data to the tape drive. Yes, Retrospect stopped because it encountered an irrecoverable error with the last tape. It might be a tape that has gone bad or you just need to run a cleaning tape. The error was "Trouble writing", so it can't be trouble reading the RAID.
  5. Retrospect writes each tape until it reaches the end-of-tape marker or until it encounters an unrecoverable error. It would be interesting to see if the log shows any errors. If the data is not fed to the tape drive as fast as the tape drive needs it, the tape station will write empty blocks on the tape, reducing the capacity. It looks like there is a lot of wasted space on members 1 and 2. What is the source of the backup? A fast local disk? Clients on a slow network? Clients on a fast network?
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    R16 really slow backups

    Did this (exact) setup work with a previous version of Retrospect? (And the ONLY change is a new Retrospect version?)
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    R16 really slow backups

    How long time does it take to copy a 600MB file from one of the computers to the Synology using the Finder?
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    Cannot recycle disk

    Thank you for reporting back and thank you for the nice words. I'm glad I could help.
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    Why out of space?

    Good Or as we say in Sweden: SBS (Skit Bakom Spakarna.) Ah. That explains it. I didn't know that.
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    Why out of space?

    You may encounter a bottleneck if you run too many backups at the same time. Isn't it difficult with so many media sets? Why not use just one, since they wind up in the same destination anyway? Also, I hope you also have an off-site backup. How does the "Member" property look for those volumes? One of mine looks like this: Why doesn't all of them show "Capacity 22 TB" in your (first) screen shot?
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    Why out of space?

    I found this old thread: ...where it says: If you have a spare 500 GB drive, you can check if Retrospect still works that way. 25 media sets on the same volume???
  12. That is an entirely different problem. It seems as the user you logged in with to the NAS using AFP does not have permissions to access all files/folders. Can you open the problematic files/folders in the Finder?
  13. That is most likely a problem with the disk directory. Have you tried repairing the disk?
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    Cannot recycle disk

    You go to "Activities" and stop any activity going on there, including those "Waiting for media".
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    Cannot recycle disk

    It looks like there is a backup running that is waiting for media. If the media set is busy, you can't recycle it. By the way, you could set up grooming instead. That means the oldest backups are "groomed" out, making more space available. Don't forget to schedule a groom script. Once a week is what I use.
  16. Until the bug is fixed, you could try this: Exclude files whose size is larger than 40 GB AND whose name includes a curly left brace AND whose name includes a curly right brace AND whose name includes a dash (minus) That is, of course, not suitable for the scripts where you backup a bootable disk.
  17. It would not be the first time that a Windows update breaks Retrospect. It often takes months for Microsoft to correct the problems. Is there anything else but System Volume Information that is backed up, that should not be backed up? Have you checked that everything you want to backup is actually backed up?
  18. That ends with "Exclude nothing" !!!! You specifically include "System Volume information" in what you want to backup. In fact, you seem to backup "junk" files ONLY. You must have reversed the meaning of the selector.
  19. I also found some more information here: https://fossbytes.com/system-volume-information-folder-windows-shrink/
  20. You should run the cmd window as Administrator. Then, in order to see hidden files, you should type: dir /a:h "system volume information"
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    Error -1104 (device not ready)

    From the error it looks like it is your C: drive that causes the problem ("can't read error"). If it was the destination, the error should say "can't write error" or something like that. I would check the C: drive, both the S.M.A.R.T. status as well as doing a surface scan. (Windows CHKDSK does not do a surface scan.)
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    Dashboard empty

    I finally got around to trying this. Sorry about the delay. First try: Stopped the engine, renamed my 337 MB config80.dat file, rebooted the computer. The client was still there, no dashboard. Second try: Stopped the engine, Moved my renamed file, the .bak and the newly created .dat (955kB) to the desktop, rebooted the computer. The client was still there, no dashboard.
  23. If you have installed software that enables you to write to NTFS disks, Fuse is often part of the package.
  24. I do not think so. Only if you are using third party file systems, such as NTFS.