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Mac OS 9.2.2 and Retrospect Express 4.2

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Although I've done it successfully many times before, I can no longer get an


immediate backup to finish.




Here's what I'm using:


Mac blue &white G3 running OS 9.2.2


Retrospect Express 4.2 with driver update 1.9


backing up to CD RW (Yamaha CRW6416)


connected via SCSI (Advansys card)




Here's what happens:


1st Try - I sit and feed the CD burner discs while it backs up almost 5G of


information. After finishing with 7 CDs, it asks for CD 1 again. I put it in


and it's identified at the correct CD. CD 2 works fine too. CD 3 isn't


recognized. Retrospect says it's an erased CD. I tell Retrospect to skip to


the next. CD 4 is okay. CD 5&6 aren't recognized either. CD 7 is. During


this CD swapping, I go to the Device Status window and the Yamaha burner is


listed as a visible device. I then try to restore something from the backup


set and insert the CD it asks for. It's not recognized.




2nd Try - Although two different types of CDs were used the first time, I


suspected it could just be bad media, so I try all 5Gs of info again. Seven


new CDs later, I begin refeeding CDs again. This time the first CD is not


recognized. I simply click the stop button and look for answers to my


questions in any Retrospect literature I can get my hands on.




3rd Try - The problem could be with some of the extensions I turned off


during earlier troubleshooting of different software. I restart with just


the Mac OS base extensions and anything else needed for the appropriate


hardware and software. This time I backup only half my hard drive. Four CDs


later it asks for CD 1 again. I insert the CD and it's not recognized. The


CD burner is still recognized in the device status window. I stop the backup


and try to restore. When asked for the correct CD I insert it and it is


still not recognized.




The main difference between these attempts to backup and earlier successful


backups is I upgraded from OS 8.6 to 9.2.2. Any suggestions?



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