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  1. I configured a daily email report to be sent at 7:00 AM, as shown in the attached screenshot. However, it appears that the email is sent only if the full Retrospect application is open at the requested time. I would have expected that the email would be generated by a small background process, such as retrorun.exe instead of the full app. If this it is intended that the email status requires the full app to be running, then I would like to submit a feature request that the task of sending the status email be moved to retrorun so that the main app does not have to be running.
  2. jhg

    Forum login uses HTTP, not HTTPS?

    On signing in, even though I used an HTTPS url for forums.retrospect.com, I get a security warning from Firefox saying the login will occur over HTTP, and the forum site indeed uses HTTP.


  3. jhg

    Queueing Jobs Manually

    If I start Job A which uses BackupSet-1 and then attempt to start Job B, which also writes to BackupSet-1, Retrospect complains that the backup set is in use and refuses to queue the job to wait for the backup set to become available. However, if I edit Job B and add a one-time schedule entry to start 1 minute from now, while Job A is still running, Retrospect dutifully queues Job B and runs it when Job A finishes. This is probably a feature request. In the first situation, where I attempt to run a job for which a resource is currently in use, I would like for Retrospect to queue the job just the way it does when the job is started by the scheduler instead of manually.
  4. What I want to do is run 3 backup scripts one after the other. Can a script execute other scripts?
  5. If I try to manually initiate a job while another job is running to the same backup set, Retrospect rejects the attempt. I would expect that it would just add the job to the "Waiting" queue instead. Is there a way to explicitly add a job to the "Waiting" queue?
  6. Windows 10 Pro x64 build 1803 with all current updates applied, Retrospect Every time Retrospect starts based on a schedule task it produces the following Windows Event Log entries: 1/3/2019 2:00:04 AM Retrospect version - Automatically launched at 1/3/2019 2:00 AM 1/3/2019 2:00:16 AM Execution terminated unexpectedly, possibly due to a power failure or system crash. 1/3/2019 2:07:06 AM Script "JHG" completed successfully 1/3/2019 2:07:06 AM Normal backup using JHG at 1/3/2019 2:00 AM (Execution unit 1) 1/3/2019 2:00:16 AM: Finished scanning backup set data files To Backup Set HD Set 012... ... [uninteresting message content deleted] 1/3/2019 2:01:08 AM: Comparing Backups on STORAGE (D:) 1/3/2019 2:01:27 AM: Execution completed successfully I believe that Retrospect logs the error (2nd message) because it believes a previous invocation of the script failed, which did happen over a week ago. I think Retrospect is failing to clear some indicator of a previous failure when a backup is successful.
  7. I have some fairly complex selectors, and editing these via the UI is somewhat cumbersome. Is there a way to export the selectors in a text format that can be edited and rearranged in a simple text editor, and then reimported? I tried the "export" function, which produces a .rxx (Retrospect Exported Selectors) file. The format is binary and doesn't start with a known file type signature.
  8. Retrospect on Windows 7x64 Pro When displaying a backed up file's properties I noticed that the Created/Modified/Accessed times are all UTC but the BackedUp time is local, with no indication that different timezones are being used. The file is on a local disk, no NAS or other systems involved. See attached screenshot.
  9. That would just add a second volume, which I want to avoid.
  10. I have an archive backupset on an HD, and the HD has filled up. The HD contains only the Retrospect backupset and nothing else. I'd rather not add a second disk so I copied the contents of the full disk to a new, larger disk and then set the volume name and volume serial number on the new disk to match the old one. However, Retrospect does not recognize the hard disk as belonging to that backup set. What else do I need to change on the new drive so Retrospect will recognize it?
  11. I'm not sure I understand why this would slow things down. As it currently operates, Retrospect has to scan the source directory and build a in-memory representation of the state of each file. That model is then matched to the catalog to see which files have changed and need to be backed up. All the verify has to do is set a flag on the file in the catalog so that next time a backup is run that file is considered "changed".
  12. Retrospect 11.5 on Win7x64 Pro. I ran a verify which found an error on one file Backup Set format inconsistency: 5 at 459,277,423,255 [*] Xca::ArxExec: FASIG_TAIL's nodeid=63,453; expecting fileno=63,443 for 20120623-10775.CR2 I then ran a backup, expecting the file to be re-backed up, but it does not appear in the session contents. IMHO a file that fails on verify should be marked in the catalog to be re-backed up the next time a backup is run. How do I force Retrospect to backup the file again?
  13. In the log: The description for Event ID 1 from source Retrospect cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer. If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event. The following information was included with the event: Execution terminated unexpectedly, possibly due to a power failure or system crash. The specified resource type cannot be found in the image file Here's a screenshot of the Event Viewer: However, Retrospect DID NOT terminate unexpectedly, I launched it manually at exactly the time this event was logged. What does this error mean?
  14. I have an archive set containing about 1.7 GB, residing on an external hard disk connected via USB3. Since this is a long-term archive I run a verify every couple of months. Yesterday I got the error below in the log. + Executing Verify at 5/2/2017 9:44 PM To Backup Set HD Photo 3... [*] TPCVol::GetInfo: UGetVolumeInformation failed, H:\, osErr 55, error -1102 Backup Set format inconsistency: 5 at 470,609,027,046 [*] Xca::ArxExec: FASIG_TAIL's nodeid=64,271; expecting fileno=64,267 for 20120707-11493.CR2 5/3/2017 1:16:40 AM: 1 execution errors Remaining: 5 files, zero KB Completed: 157144 files, 1,707.9 GB Performance: 8619.4 MB/minute Duration: 03:32:20 (00:09:26 idle/loading/preparing) Does this indicate a hardware problem on the disk?