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  1. jclark

    How to Test Rules?

    Nope, I didn't see any 'Preview' anything,,,
  2. jclark

    How to Test Rules?

    Sooo... where is this magical 'Preview' button/function? Anyone? Anyone? .... Bueller....?
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    send emails on errors only

    In Retrospect Preferences, select E-Mail, then check "Send e-mail for failure and Media requests"
  4. Yes - does anyone at Dantz know if a Linux ( Red Hat/Ubuntu/Fedora/etc. ) double click Client installer ever be built?
  5. jclark

    "Self Grooming" Media Set?

    Ahhh.... so. Looks like I must just keep upping the number of backups till I hit the end of a disk, then back it off... Thanks.
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    "Self Grooming" Media Set?

    Is there any way to determine how many backups have been done? That is, if I tell a script that I want it to backup to say 10 backups to a set, then groom, is there a way to look at the backups to determine how many backups have been done? This would be useful for determining how many backups to assign to a given size of Disk... Then one could set the grooming to 10 on a 500GB Disk, then look to see how many backups have been done, and calculate ( perhaps only roughly ) how many more backups can be assigned ( 10 now, huh? Looks like I could up it to 50! ), before it starts auto grooming... Anyway, is there any way to peek inside Retrospect Media Set to see how many have been done at any given point? jeff
  7. Email notification works just fine for me ( in test mode anyway ), but does not 'stick' when Retro is quit. Kinda pita to re-enter all info every time... Is this known bug or just me? Retro 8.1.148
  8. Yesss, I posted in the wrong form ( oops! ) Yes, running 10.5.6, Quad G5, 6.1.230. Currently backing to multiple HD's, but would like to get the data off a few of the tapes still laying atound. I guess that if I just re-create the catalog files to a hard drive, and keep Retrospect around, I ought to be able to peruse the data on the HD, and then copy a file I might be looking for to a different HD... gonna give that a try... Any way I would like to have on HD the moral equivilent of what I have now ( by way of copying from tape ->HD ) as to what I have now by running Retospect to current HD's... Doable?
  9. I have switched to hard drives for all backups now and it is working wonderfully. My question is that I wish to sell/give away my tape setup ( AIT II 4 slot Library and the Mac that connects to it ) - but I would like to xfer all my tapes to another ( prolly several ) to external storage hard drive(s) for long term storage. Can I do this ( read the old tape data ) within Retrospect, or do I need to get some software to be able to mount the tapes in the finder, and copy the data off to HD. But then, will I be able to read the Retrospect data from from/through Retrospect from the copied data...? I have Retro 6.1.230 jeff clark
  10. I don't know the *actual* cause of the problem, but the solution I've found that has worked 100% for me, is: Uninstall the client, reboot, then install the client again. jeff
  11. Quote: Hi. Are you comparing a Mac and a PC with about the same number of files and about the same age? I mean an old Mac with 300,000 files compared to a brand new hi-tech PC with just 50,000 files, who "wins"? After the scanning and backup of a PC, Retrospect has to build a "snapshot" which takes much longer than the scanning. Have you taken that time into the equation? Regards Lennart Yes - roughly equivilent hardware, and equivilent file numbers... It *seems* faster, though I haven't actually measured it. I shall at my next oppertunity. However, *perception* is very important - and it seems to be faster on Windoze... jeff
  12. I backup on Win and Mac, and windows sure scans a lot faster - I wonder what the difference is... ?? jeff
  13. I am also running ona G4 ( Dual 800 ), 10.4.3, and Dantz 6.1.126 w/RDU Works like a champ! jeff
  14. If uninstalling/reinstalling is an issue, the fix ought be that the Installer automagically provides this function - and this has been an issue sinnce OSX was first supported [ IIRC ]. When upgrading to the new Client, the Installer first un-installs the old client, reboots the Mac, then causes itsellf to launch on login, and has you push the Install button for the New Client. Then reboot. Whew! Would save us all a lot of typing on this board... jeff