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  1. > I believe the Media Verification failure is only an issue with a file backup set. This is a shame, since a file backup set would typically be more reliable than tape, and would be exactly when you would want to use the faster Media Verification. I guess I'll see if EMC tech support can fix the Media verification issue. Somehow I do not have much hope. OK, well maybe I'll look at Acronis. I saw an ad somewhere for a system that had two appliances. Initially you brought both into your business. The first appliance backs up all the local machine. The second appliance mirrors the first. Once they are synchronized, you take the second appliance off site (we would take ours to a data center), and a broadband link keeps them synchronized. It looked expensive, but the time we spend babysitting Retrospect on 25 computers is probably around 2-3 hours a day. That adds up. Part of our problem is that I insist that the daily backup stand alone, and that it be taken off site. I have not found a good way to make Retrospect do this. We end up resetting a lot of backup sets, manually rescheduling scripts, etc. For background, we have 5 x 750GB external SATA drives that we cold swap, and use as the destination for the backups. Thanks for your input. I guess I'll see if EMC tech support can fix the Media verification issue.
  2. I just took over backups, and switch from "Thorough verification" to "Media Verification" and I'm having the same trouble. I have all the latest and greatest versions. Year and a half later, no fix? Sigh. Is there a product that is similar to Retrospect, except dependable and stable?
  3. It might be the 48-bit LBA stuff: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;305098 Seagate has a utility, "reg_48bit_lba.exe" to set or check it: From: http://www.seagate.com/support/disc/utils.html Quote: Reg48bitLBA for Windows XP SP1 and Windows 2000 SP3 Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 operating systems, or higher, are required to support ATA disc drives larger than 137GB. The registry setting EnableBigLBA needs to be set after the proper level service pack is installed. If you use the traditional Microsoft Disk Administrator or Disk Management tools to prepare your drive or you need to check the status of the EnableBigLBA registry setting, you can use the Ontrack Reg48bitLBA utility to set or confirm if the setting is enabled.
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