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I've been all over the forums to try and figure out if this bug is picked up by EMC. I'm sorry if this is all ready answered, but I ask if someone with the means can confirm this.

 

Several threads on this forum talks about the same problem - this is easy to reproduce:

 

If you make a backup that uses Media Verification (the MD5 thing) and the backup spans more than one media (I've tried disks and tapes, others on these forums have tried DVD's - same result) then Retrospect only recognizes what ever is on the last media. Everything that is all ready backed up on the other media (all media except the last) is backed up again.

 

If I do the exact same backup with Thorough Verification then everything works as it should.

 

I'm using Retrospect Multi Server 7.5.324, RDU 7.5.9.102, Windows Server 2003 R2 with the latest patches.

 

Any help is kindly appreciated.

 

Happy holidays to everyone that celebrates Christmas :-)

 

Kind regards,

Henrik

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Hi Scott,

 

I haven't had the time to test this yet.

 

There was no mentioning of a bug fix in the release notes...

 

Kind regards,

Henrik.

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This is still an open bug.

 

If you turn off verification and then schedule a verify after the fact, then you will probably not see this issue.

 

You can also do a full catalog rebuild from the 1st member to workaround the issue.

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A few weeks ago, EMC Insignia announced the Universal Client Beta #2 for Macintosh. Today this beta is being updated with a new beta version of the Retrospect for Windows Application. Universal Client Beta testers will want to replace 7.5.513 with this new update. Beta testers should continue to use 6.2.222 Client beta and Retrospect 6.1.222 Mac application data.

 

This beta update is version 7.5.516 for Windows and contains some important bug fixes for Windows users of Retrospect.

 

Changes Since 7.5.513 beta

-Fixed a "file didn't compare" error for .jpg and other image files.

-Fixed an MD5 verification error when spanning backup disks. Reported by Jason Z.

-Fixed a long standing -540 error with Linux Clients.

-Fixed a problem seeing mailboxes with two exchange servers in the same domain.

 

Changes Since Beta #1 or 7.5.508

-Fixed a hang when polling Exchange mailboxes

-Fixed a catalog out of sync error when adding members to a disk backup set

-Fixed a problem seeing multiple instances of SQL on the same computer

-Fixed a WMI Repository error when backing up Windows XP systems

 

This update does not require a RDU.rpx file. All prior RDU updates have been added to the 7.5.516 application

 

Download this beta from:

http://download.dantz.com/archives/beta/Retro_EN_7_5_516_1.exe

 

 

An FAQ document for this beta is found at:

http://forums.dantz.com/showpost.php?post/104247/

 

 

 

 

We're excited about our new features and hope you will test them, but please remember to put safety first. Although we have tested these features thoroughly, it is Beta software. Please do not rely on this release for your primary backups.

 

 

Reporting Bugs

 

BUG REPORTING

It is extremely important that you report any problems you find immediately. This ensures a final product release that best meets your needs. Please report all bugs on the Public Beta section of the Retrospect Forum.

 

Support for this beta product is NOT available by calling technical support. All support is handled via the forum. You will find the Forum at:

 

http://forums.dantz.com/showforum.php?fid/98/

 

Before you can post your issue to the forum, you must create a user account, if you don't already have one. New account registration can be found at:

 

http://forums.dantz.com/register.php?

 

Users with existing forum accounts can login at:

 

http://forums.dantz.com/login.php?

 

We're excited about our new features and hope you will test them, but please remember to put safety first. Although we have tested these features thoroughly, it is Beta software. Please do not rely on this release for your primary backups.

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Is this beta ever going to be released as a supported update to 7.5?

 

Is it confirmed that this MD5 bug does not exist in 7.6?

 

Thanks,

Isaac Huff

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This was released months ago. Please check the updates page for the current software for Mac and Windows. EMC Retrospect has no current beta program running.

 

I am not sure what MD5 bug you are taking about. I know of a verify bug with jpg files which will be fixed in a week or two

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Retrospect 7.5.516 is mentioned as a beta in your post above dated 2008-04-24. The latest 7.5 update shown on the archive download page is 7.5.508. You said it "Fixed an MD5 verification error when spanning backup disks. Reported by Jason Z." This is the MD5 bug I am referring to.

 

I am asking if 7.5.516 or something later will ever be a supported release.

 

 

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