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So in the release notes for 8.2 is this phrase:

 

[color:red]-The ability to restore from backups created with Retrospect 6 for Mac[/color].

 

So I take this to mean that I can use tape catalogs in 8.2 without having to 'rebuild' them.

 

So if I am CORRECT, how does one import these 6.1 catalogs into 8.2?

 

If I'm WRONG, who's got time to rebuild all these catalogs from the tapes?

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If I'm WRONG, who's got time to rebuild all these catalogs from the tapes?

 

 

That's up to you. If it's too complex/time-consuming to rebuild the catalogs (which is what you have to do to put the catalogs into Retrospect 8 format), then you should keep a system that can run Retrospect 6 indefinitely on it so you can restore from those tapes.

 

 

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So in the release notes for 8.2 is this phrase:

 

[color:red]-The ability to restore from backups created with Retrospect 6 for Mac[/color].

 

So I take this to mean that I can use tape catalogs in 8.2 without having to 'rebuild' them.

 

So if I am CORRECT, how does one import these 6.1 catalogs into 8.2?

 

If I'm WRONG, who's got time to rebuild all these catalogs from the tapes?

This is a case where it helps to read the documentation. You stopped reading too soon.

 

From the Roxio Retrospect 8.2 Read Me:

 

Restoring from Retrospect 6.x backups

 

Retrospect 8.2 can restore from Backup Sets created by Retrospect 6.x for Mac (except those of type Internet). However, it is not possible to add more data to these Backup Sets using version 8; Retrospect 8 treats version 6.x Backup Sets as read-only.

 

[color:red]Before it’s possible to search or restore from a 6.x Backup Set using Retrospect 8, a Retrospect 8-style Catalog must first be created.[/color] To create a version 8 Catalog from the 6.x media, go to the Media Sets view in Retrospect 8, click on the Rebuild button in the toolbar, add the Backup Set members (like “1-Backup Set A†and “2-Backup Set Aâ€) 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. [color:red]This will take some time.[/color] Once this process completes, you will be able to restore from that Backup Set.

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If I'm WRONG, who's got time to rebuild all these catalogs from the tapes?

If you are still using the backup sets and media with Retrospect 6, keep using them in Retrospect 6.

 

If they are no longer used for backups, you can recreate the catalogs in Retrospect 8 right away. That way they are immediately ready when you need to restore some files.

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A small clarification

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