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Proactive backing up too many files

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I've got Proactive backup working well across my network, but there's one drive on one server where Retrospect always backs up all of the files - it doesn't seem to take account of the files it already has in the backup set, it just grabs everything again.

 

Anyone got any ideas? I did a search in the tech support and forums, but didn't see anything.

 

Oh, Retrospect 7.0 BTW, latest version and client, and the volume in question is NTFS.

 

Thanks,

 

P.

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Hi,

 

The troublesome volume is NTFS and being accessed via the client, correct? What operating system is this client? Are these files in a location where the modification date may be updated by workstation access or some kind of virus/malware scanning application? You say it backs up *all* of the files everytime? Does this happen with an immediate backup? Can you check the properties of a few control files before and after subsequent backups?

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The troublesome volume is NTFS and being accessed via the client, correct?

 


 

Yup.

 

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What operating system is this client?

 


 

Windows Server 2000

 

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Are these files in a location where the modification date may be updated by workstation access or some kind of virus/malware scanning application?

 


 

Not at all. The machine has three drives. The other two back up normally, but the troublesome one always gets EVERY file backed up. Even files with a modification date several years ago.

 

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You say it backs up *all* of the files everytime? Does this happen with an immediate backup? Can you check the properties of a few control files before and after subsequent backups?

 


 

Hmmm.... that's odd. Just did an immediate backup and only 4 files were backed up. But the last half dozen cycles of proactive backup have backed up everything...

 

P.

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