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  1. Interestingly, this appears (simplistically perhaps) as an easy feature to add. All we would want the script to do is to Duplicate once and create a Snapshot. The next run of the script would first need to compare the Snapshot with the Source and duplicate only changed files to a new destination/folder. Rsync can do 'incremental' backups but it rotates full copies of the source. Retrospect could do this, as you suggest, by running several Duplicate scripts... currently I can go back 30-45 days with a compressed Backup but with a Duplicate, I could really only cycle through 4 days!!
  2. I am a long time user of Retrospect and find it outstanding (other than the few times it was frustrating...). Up until now, I have found it fulfills all my requirements. The biggest complaint I have received, from a Management point of view, has been allowing access to the backup by more staff, not by a select few (it is also quite rare that we need to restore from a backup and so the others forget the process...). My challenge has been the ever expanding amount of data!! I am now considering backing up to a separate hard drive (the second controller of my Xserve RAID) and sharing this as read-only to the staff. This would require I backup in Finder format (HFS+). In addition, I would want each incremental backup saved into a separate dated 'folder' (or some way that allows staff to know the date of the backup). Can Retrospect do this? I have about 500,000 files worth 500 gb... today. Thanks so much, Stephane
  3. You know folks, my rule of thumb is to run Retro from my desktop and backup my Xserve + Xraid as a Client - NEVER had a crash!!! I have done this for years with my Apple ASIP G4 Server and now my Xserve. I am pleased with the latest Retro v6 especially the speed but not so much with the price - but whachagonnado...
  4. You need to setup a Backup Server that runs during the period the laptops may connect, like 9-5. Retro will detect they are there and back them up. You can specify how frequently they are backed up too.
  5. I used to use an AIT 4 tape Autoloader but found that I kept running out of space on the tapes and had to run 4 sets of tapes to get enought time between sets which cost me mucho $$$. I just bought a LaCie Firewire 800 500 gig Big Disk and partitioned it into two parts. I get much better speed and better compression from Retrospect - all for little $$$. In the future, I can buy more!! This acts as my incremental backup and my laptop backup server. I also have another LaCie Firewire 800 200 gig HD that I use to Carbon Copy Clone my entire Server (Xserve + Xraid = 160 gig of data for now) daily so I can bring it home as the off-site backup.
  6. I installed ATTO driver v2.0 and all works well!! For ATTO information, go to: http://www.attotech.com/hot.html and for updated drivers, go to: http://www.attotech.com/software/drivers.html
  7. Uuuugh - I am terribly sorry. This was a user error code ID-10T... I installed ATTO driver v2.0 and all works well!! For ATTO information, go to: http://www.attotech.com/hot.html and for updated drivers, go to: http://www.attotech.com/software/drivers.html
  8. Device is not visible in the Device list window.
  9. I posted this under the "New SCSI Support" discussion too... I just installed and tried the SCSI update... sorry, but Retrospect 5.1 with driver update 4.1 still does not recognize my LaCie AIT connected to an ATTO UL3D Ultra160 SCSI card on my G5 DP 2 gig. Note: I did try resetting the SCSI ID and tried the second channel of the dual channel SCSI card. I could try another PCI-X slot if it might work.
  10. I just installed and tried the SCSI update... sorry, but Retrospect 5.1 with driver update 4.1 still does not recognize my LaCie AIT connected to an ATTO UL3D Ultra160 SCSI card on my G5 DP 2 gig.
  11. I just installed Retrospect 5.1, driver 4.1.109, on my new G5 DP 2gig with my older ATTO UL3D SCSI card and LaCie AIT Autoloader. All worked fine yesterday with my G4 DP 1.42 (same set up) but now, Retrospect does not recognize the AIT. Apple System Profiler sees the ATTO card. I tried full shutdown of all devices, plug in the cable to the second channel (dual channel card), WD-40 all over the inside of my G5.... no really, I did not do that... Is there an issue with the G5? Could there be an issue with the PCI port? The ATTO card is in slot 3. Could it be the driver update? -help-
  12. Thank you very much for your reply!! I think you are exactly right with point 3. I have found lately that all machines on our network have slowed down even though all desktops are connected to the Xserve through a 10/100T switch and my machine (running Retrospect) connected though a 10/100/1000T switch to the Xserve. I will look into this further...
  13. Sorry - I have now updated the Client machines with the latest version of the client software and will try to run the scripts again to see whether that might have an influence.
  14. I am having terrible compression. I am running Retrospect 5.1 on a G4 DP 1.42 w/ 1.5 gig RAM, ATTO Ultra160 card and a LaCie AIT Autoloader (Sony mechanism). The LaCie has 4x 35 gig tapes (claims 91 gig compressed!) and after backing up a TiBook with 8.1 gig, another TiBook with 5.2 gig, an Xserve with 5.2 gig and an Xserve RAID with 159.7 gig - total of 178.2 gig - all the tapes were FULL!! I should get 140 gig uncompressed and up to (dreaming) 364 gig compressed. The drive has 'DC' on the display meaning hardware compression is enabled. I have run the script with software compression on and off with no difference (the compression is set to ~Compression Filter when on). Why can I not fit more on these tapes?
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