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Can I read storage sets created in v6.1 (or earlier) in version 9?

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Hi there, I need to know the answer to this question before we go ahead and upgrade our working backup system.

 

1) Can I read storage sets created in v6.1 (or earlier) in version 9?

 

Do retrievals actually work?

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I am also interested to hear the answer to this question. If 6.1 storage sets could be read it might convince me to upgrade to 9.

 

Bernhard Pieber

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Hi there, I need to know the answer to this question before we go ahead and upgrade our working backup system. 1) Can I read storage sets created in v6.1 (or earlier) in version 9? Do retrievals actually work?
The short answer: Yes.

 

The longer, but not definitive, answer: Retrospect 9 will convert your Retrospect 6.1 Backup Sets to a Retrospect 9 File Media Set. From that, you can use Retrospect 9 to retrieve files.

 

I have not pursued this capability further because I found it would be of limited utility in my environment.

 

Limitations of "Reading Retrospect 6.1 Backup Sets using Retrospect 9":

 

1) Must convert the Backup Set to a Media Set. This takes many hours.

 

2) Contrary to the documentation, Retrospect 9 does NOT just make a catalog of the Backup Set, it actually creates a new File Media Set. This takes as much space as the original Set.

 

So, in summary, it seems to work, but I have done only a limited test.

 

I suggest you download and install a Trial of Retrospect 9 to see if it meets your needs.

 

Glenn

Retrospect 9 Trial

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