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Duplicate the Retrospect Folder

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I am using Retrospect Multi-Server 6.5 for Windows. It is running on Windows 2003 Server. I am backing up to a USB external hard drive, and it works great. However, once a week I have scheduled a "Duplicate" job to duplicate the backup drive to another USB external hard drive. The problem is that is will not duplicate the Retrospect folder on the backup drive; even if I choose "all files." If I manually choose the files, the Retrospect folder shows up; but, I cannot select it or see any subfolders/files.

 

Is there any reason I am not able to duplicate the Retrospect folder.

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If my memory serves me correctly, directories bearing the name 'Retrospect' were excluded from backing them up on purpose, in order to avoid backing up a directory that is being written to at the same time. This can be quite a pitfall when you first back up to disk, then to tape, or as in your case to a duplicate disk - those directories will never make it.

 

 

 

A while ago natew posted a workaround for this, but I cannot find it at the moment.

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Hi

 

You need to define the Retrospect folder as a subvolume. When you do this you won't be able to select subvolumes within the Retrospect folder but the Retrospect older itself will be duplicated.

 

Nate

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