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  1. Thanks for that. But unfortunately that only restored my "sources". My scripts and media sets are nowhere to be found. Any more ideas?
  2. Hello, I just had to do a clean install of my system and although I have been able to get Retrospect up and running, all my scripts sources, past backups and media sets are absent. I tried recuperating the contents of the Retrospect Folder in > Library>Application Support > Retrospect but the app does not seem to recognize this data. How can I restore the app to the state it was in before I reinstalled the system. I have a valid Time Machine backup to recover data.
  3. That's what I thought. I can get a backup started but they always abort before terminating and the programme then refuses to recognize the catalog file on the off site disk. Then when I use "locate" to try and re-establish the catalog, the programme can "see" the catalog file but refuses to accept it. i.e. "OK" doesn't work.
  4. How do you set up a NAS configuration on disk space provided by an internet provider The manual says to install a Retrospect Client software, but the only options are Mac, Win or Linux when I want to set up a NAS on disk space of which I don't know what OS is being used and I imagine uses none of these.
  5. Hmm. No-one seems to be having the same problem. What's even weirder is that after the initial backup, Retrospect can no longer even locate the folder where the backup and catalog are. The folder becomes perfectly invisible for Retrospect even though I can easily access it via the Finder or Cyberduck with the ftp address.
  6. I am trying to get a backup system up and running on an off-site disk that is provided by my internet provider. I can access the destination disk either by WebDAV in the Finder or by an ftp address. In both cases I am able to set up the destination mediaset, and execute an initial backup, however systematically after the first backup, the mediaset becomes invalid claiming that the catalog is missing. This seems pretty weird as I can see the catalog either in the Finder with the WebDAV connection or in Cyberduck using ftp. Is there something here I am not catching on to ?
  7. Is it not possible to set up an internet based backup set to an FTP server in Retrospect 8 as it was in Retrospect 6? I can't find any mention of it in the User guide.
  8. as an afterthought, I am getting an "error 235 (FTP server refused request)" This comes up after the rebuilding process has already made a file that's 1.2 MB in size.
  9. Hi, I am trying to rebuild a catalog file from a backup that exists on an internet server. After three attempts the rebuild fails half way through the process making further backups impossible to execute and access to existing backups equally impossible. What is one to do in this situation? Is there some sort of work around, or are my backups lost?
  10. I use an iDisk for some backing up an all of a sudden the backups fail. I receive a message saying "error 211 media locked". The media is not locked. And I can create a new backup set on the iDisk without any problem. Would some one have an idea as to what is going wrong here. I am using Retrospect 6.1.230 and OS X 10.5.8.
  11. I seem to have resolved this by getting the penultimate saved version of "Retro Config" in Library/Preferences from my Time Machine backup and restoring it. Everything seems to be working correctly now.
  12. The same thing has happened to me too. Any ideas what's wrong and how to fix it?
  13. Opening ports 20 and 21 has not improved the situation. I can still only get the script to run when the firewall is completely off. So would you have any ideas as to what configuration change I might need for the script to run even when the firewall is turned on. I don't get the impression that the discussion of ACTV/PASV is to the point as the script runs perfectly well with the firewall turned off. However just to answer the previous post, I just did another search for PASV and ACTV seperately and the only thread I could find was this one. Are we all on the same forum ?
  14. OK. It seems to be a firewall issue, I should have thought of that myself. Turning the firewall off lets the script function properly. Now the question is what port do I need to open for it to run with the firewall turned back on. TCP 497 was already opened in my previous firewall settings but that doesn't appear to be sufficent. Quote: Another thing to consider is the ACTV/PASV thing. And could you tell what you mean by this? I found no mention of ACTV/PASV either on this forum or in the manual
  15. Thanks for your reply. I can log on to the FTP client using Cyberduck with exactly the same credentials that are specified in my Retrospect setup. And I can write files and create directories. And as I said in the original post I could already do this operating from another machine. So I am stumped as to why the Retrospect setup wont work.
  16. I am trying to configure an internet connection to a ftp backup server with a PPC G5 running on 10.4.11. The connection can be established, however the "directories" folder button in the connection configuration window and then the "new" button in the "Pick a location for storing data" window do not display the folders that are actually created there. I have been able to verify this by accessing the same location on a MacBook Pro where the configuration works. Then when the script is executed the connection is once again established however the execution never gets any further than a "please wait" dialogue box. The log gives the following info "Device trouble: “back. encyp”, error 225 (FTP: no write privileges, bad name, or disk full)." However I have repaired privileges and not found any problem, I don't see why the name should be a problem and the disk is not full. Any ideas how to resolve this issue ?
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