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ok - so who has tried 7.7 build 325?

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I assume some source volumes contains large aount of folders such as (1 million folder). 32bit retrospect has only limited virtual memory space. If possible, use 64bit Retrospect to back up large volumes in 64bit OS.

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I think the problem is Davie that I believe these backups were working fine in 7.6, so it's not a 32-bit platform limitation, but possibly a bug in 7.7.

 

A 32-bit OS can access 3GB of RAM, which is plenty for just about all backup scenarios in my opinion.

 

Rich

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Normally, a 32bit App in 32bit OS can only access less than 2GB virtual memory(VM) space. Also, some runtime library will occurpy some VM space. Considering memory fragments, to allocate a large contineous memory (such as 256MB in Mwilliamson

's case) is possible to fail).

 

Currently I still suspect 7.6 can succeed in the same case. Maybe when using 7.7, source volumes have changed (i.e., there are more folders in source volumes).

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Can anyone confirm the matching is back to 7.6 speeds now using 7.7? I'm tempted to upgrade again today as I'm getting win7 errors all over the place.

 

Thanks,

 

Rich

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I'm not sure about the file matching speeds, but as it stands right now, 7.7 is not a stable solution for restoring Windows Server 2008.

 

I'm still waiting to hear from EMC support on a fix for this. The last that I heard, they were having other problems when testing Server 2008 boxes.

 

I, too, am getting the Windows 7 backup errors. Maybe we should just wait until version 8 for Windows :-(

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Emulator

 

Have you heard any news?

 

I do not dear upgrade to 7 before thinks starts to work.

 

Regards

Robert

 

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The only news that I have heard is that EMC is aware of the Windows Server 2008 restore problems that I've been having (both Server 2008 Cluster configs and Windows Update SQL update problems after restore). They have nothing new to report, but I'm just happy that they are aware of the problems.

 

So I'm still stuck on 7.6.

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Mayoff, what is the timeline for fixing the 2008 Server restore problems? We're going to be migrating to 2008 R2 AD soon (from 2000), so will need a reliable backup solution ready.

 

Are there work arounds at present (under 7.7)?

 

Rich

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Hi Robert...

 

There are two ways that I have found to get Server 2008 restores working on 7.6:

 

1. Use the Retrospect "RegCopy" program to restore the registry:

 

http://forums.dantz.com/showtopic.php?tid/30809/

 

2. Install a copy of SQL Server 2005 Express on the Server 2008. For some odd reason, this enables Retrospect 7.6 to restore the 2008 registry:

 

http://forums.dantz.com/showtopic.php?tid/32549/

 

Hope this helps!

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Thank you.

 

Do you know if the regcopy work around also restore AD correctly?

 

And what´s the logic by installing SQL express helps restoring registry. Odd!

 

Robert

 

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I'm not sure about the AD restores. My test boxes, all members of a domain, work fine. But the domain functional level is not 2008; all domain controllers in our test environment are running Server 2003.

 

As for MSSQL fixing the problem of 2008 restores, I have no idea. I literally stumbled upon this by accident!

 

Marc

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With the exception of the problem you reported (still under investigation) no other issues exist with 2008 restores as far as I know.

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I just upgraded to 7.7 325 and now my Retrospect Multi-Server is crashing. I get an error - "tmemory.cpp-382" and Retrospect crashes completely.

 

How do I fix this?

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I too have upgraded to 7.7.325 and I am also having the memory crash errors. tmemory.cpp-382 error.

Has there been a resolve? Never an issue until this upgrade. If there is not a fix is there a graceful way to down grade?

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