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  1. Does anyone know what the ideal cluster size a drive should be formated to in order to get the max performance from Retrospect? I'm thinking of the Disk Media, although during grooming there might be a preference for the OS drive cluster size too.
  2. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect\ the main file is configXX.dat, XX being the version number that you are using.
  3. It appears the when grooming a disk each segment is copied or rebuilt to a temp file in the "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Retrospect" folder and then copied back to the segments original location. Is it possible to change the location that these files are saved too? The OS drive of the machine is not a very fast drive and would prefer that this be off loaded on the much faster DAS. If I had to move all the config files too that would also be fine. If anyone has any ideas let me know. TIA
  4. For better grooming flexibility being able to forget multiple snapshots within a Disk Set would be a great advantage. That way old clients can quickly be removed and groomed out of disk sets. Even better yet would be a Groom script option to remove all nolonger existent client\volume\source data from the Disk Set. Otherwise my almost perfict d2d2t setup needs to recycle backup the disk set, meaning my UIR users lose there history. any other takers?
  5. “Works Great” has now been downgraded to “tediously slow”. Removing one snapshot is fairly straight forward, but to remove multiple snapshots is a PITA! There is also a 30-60 second wait time for Retrospect to ‘forget’. As a feature request, being able to select multiple snapshots in this window would be a great addition. Being able to sort be different columns would also help.
  6. works great even gives you dialog at the end asking if you want to groom now or later Thanks
  7. Thanks for the tip waltr! Will give it a try and see how it goes.
  8. Is it possible to groom out forgotten machines completely out of a disk set with out recycling it? I ask this because each week I copy the most recent snapshots of the disk set to tape and it keeps including these old long dead machines. Also if I recycle the disk set then anyone attempting to use the UIR won’t be able to access older snapshots. TIA
  9. This has been a problem for a long time but it seems to be resolved in the latest update (ver 7.5.285). about the same problem: http://forums.dantz.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/71503/an/0/page/2#Post71503
  10. Perhaps someone can explain why this is happening, but it seems quite puzzling. I currently use retrospect 7.5.251 to do backups to disk for several Macs, PCs and Servers(mixed). I currently use a seperate disk for each group for redundancy/speed purposes. Every machine is proactilvy backed up every day. I then have a "transfer most recent snapshot" script that copies all three disks to and new tape set each friday for my offsites. Then on saterdays each disk is groomed for the 10 most recent backups. This seems to be the ideal d2d2t solution. Although as most users do they delete something that they need... I attempted to use the "find files" restore method to find a single file that the user needed. Although the file wasn't found. After asking the user numerus times if they were sure about the name of the file I decided to do a search for all files on that clients computer and showed the listing to the user of ~20k files. At that point the user notice that the path in question existed in retrospect but numerus other files in it also didn't appear. Even though most of those files still existed on the users machine (for weeks). In a last attempt to find the file I attemped a regular restore from snapshot by selecting the files. This did show all the files (~40k) and was able to restore the required file. So finaly getting to the question, how can this be so different? Also doing the searchs based on the weekly tapes instead of the disks gives the same results. But the number of files found using the "find files" changes, snapshot based doesn't. even scarier is that these same results happen for every other client I've tested. Any thoughts?
  11. I assume that only one core(cpu) would be doing all of the work. Provided nothing has change in retrospect since this post: http://forums.dantz.com/ubbthreads/showf...=true#Post46131
  12. I found this in the change log for 7.0 to 7.5: "-Exchange 2000 and 2003 supported in two-note Windows cluster environments" My question is does this include Active/Active clusters? usually support for A/A tends to be over looked. better yet does anyone actually use retrospect for such a deployment? have any recomendations? TIA
  13. Chip, were you ever able to solve this? I've also run into this issue as well upgrading from ver 7 client to 7.5 via active directory rollout. Although oddly if I re-run the exact same installer locally that the AD ran the Program Files shortcuts come back. Then I can access the control panel again. TIA Paul
  14. ok in the log file it has: + Normal backup using Proactive PC Client Backup at 02/22/2006 10:22 AM (Execution unit 1) To Backup Set PC Backup Disk 1... Can't access volume Documents and Settings on gx150-1-Cathy, error -519 (network communication failed) 02/22/2006 10:26:54 AM: Execution incomplete Total duration: 00:00:04 which I assume means that the client was working ok when it first polled it? could be wrong... When I look at the client everything looks fine. It's On and says 'Ready' at this pioint if I try to connect to the client it gives a -541 error If I turn the client off the on again through the client app it makes no difference. still get a -541 error If I restart the "Retrospect client service' It then works Ok again. But fails again latter in the day.
  15. I've had the same problems. Upgraded the server to 7.5 from 7.0 and have been having nothing but problems with the windows clients 7.0 and 7.5. Although Mac clients are fine. When the machine first starts it's fine. I can refresh the client properties page on the server and it connects ok. Same if I go to the UIR from the client. Although over time the client dies and all I get is -519 or -541 errors from the server trying to access the client. Same for win2k, WinXP and Win2k3 clients. Although if I just restart the retrospect service on the client it's fine again for a while. All clients are using Broadcast for location and always have. Tried the 'test' button in the add cleint dialog box with an ip from a failed cleint and I get the same -519 or -541 error. so changing the location method likely won't make a difference. Please advise...
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