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when trying to backup a hard-drive to tape, only the folders are backed up

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To that one superhero out there that knows Retrospect inside and out, here's the issue I'm dealing with...

 

I try to backup files from hard-drive to Tape, and for whatever reason the only thing saved being saved right now are the folders themselves -- without the content in the folders.

 

Anyone out there know why this is happening?

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No superheroes here, but I can suggest that you provide more information about what you are doing. Is this a backup script? What is the selection of files? (all files? filtered?) Is the source a subvolume? What version retrospect? Is the source of the backup a network disk, or local disk?

 

More info can yield more useful answers.

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I'm trying to backup folders from an external hard-drive onto tape. When I click through the entire backup process, right about when it should spool up to backup information - I'm prompted with an error message that reads "Need media set." I've previously established a Media Set with a Tape in there; however, when I try to select the Tape, Retrospect says that the Tape I'm trying to use is already busy.

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And the media (That Tape) isn't already full? Don't forget the compressed ratio !2:1 because of must discussed software compression

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I'd look at your rules you're using, if you're using a script to backup. It may be filtering out too many files. That's the only thing that dictates what will be backed up, as far as I know.

BTW, further info still required, eg. version of Retrospect.

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Just choose your drive using the Backup process and then browse it and manually select all the stuff you need to back up (it should say Manual Selection at the bottom) and then go through the wizard and double check it again (in Browse) before you press start.

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