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i'm using Retrospect 10.5 on a Mac 10.6.8 Server. The current backups and restoring are working fine.


Our former backups were built with Retrospect 6 under Mac OS 10.4. Now I tried to restore some files from these old media sets but didn't succeed.


The README file said:


"Before it’s possible to search or restore from a 6.x Backup Set using Retrospect 10 for

Mac, a Retrospect 10 Catalog must first be created. To create a version 10
Catalog from the 6.x media, go to the Media Sets view in Retrospect 10 for Mac, click on
the Rebuild button in the toolbar, add the Backup Set members (like “1-Backup Set A” and
“2-Backup Set A”) that contain the backup data, click Next, and then click Rebuild. You
will need to tell Retrospect where to save the new Catalog. Retrospect will then scan over
the backup media and generate a new Catalog. This will take some time. Once this
process completes, you will be able to restore from that Backup Set."
I tried to follow these instructions but it fails - adding a member doesn't show any result and no new catalogue is created.
Any hints or ideas what to do? If additional info is required, please let me know.

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Hm, the latest running Retrospect was 6.1.230

It's quite possible these backups were initially created by a Retrospect Version prior to 6 ... however I'm afraid this can't be reconstructed completely.

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I think you would need an old Mac and Retrospect 6. Then restore to a temporary disk and backup using version 10.

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