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  1. Thanks for your reply, Nigel. We have never used Time Machine. (I find Retrospect backups along with a clone on a separate partition to be a better solution for us.) I finally just went into Sources and Removed the duplicate volumes (and that made me nervous!). To this day I don't understand why Retrospect thought that there were three identical Macintosh HD volumes on my wife's laptop.
  2. Thanks very much for your reply, David. I understand your suggestion and will try it. 1. I'm just wondering why there are (as of today) four Macintosh HD volumes (plus one Recovery HD) listed as sources for my wife's Macbook. I assume all are identical since they're the same size. 2. Backing up all four volumes is also taking a lot of space on the backup hard drive (I guess -- it's starting to get full). I assume that the only way to recover that space is to erase the backup volume and create a new script.
  3. iMac OS X 10.12.6 (Sierra) server Macbook OS X 10.4.2 (Mojave) client Retrospect 15.6.1 (105) on server and client After upgrading client (Macbook) to Mojave, the server thinks that there are three identical size Macintosh HDs in the client (there's only one, not counting the Recovery Disk). It backs up all three. One is called "Macintosh HD@snap-139086 on [wife's] MacBook". Should I just delete all the sources on the server and re-add the one Macintosh HD? Thanks.
  4. Okay, this finally fixed my problem with the server not being able to locate the client (MacBook) on our LAN: 1. After uninstalling client on MacBook, I deleted ~/Library/Preferences/com.retrospect.Retrospect-Client.plist (I didn’t see any Retrospect pref file in Library/Preferences). 2. Reinstalled client on MacBook. Restarted. 3. On server>Sources, deleted MacBook and re-added it. 4. Script finally ran correctly.
  5. Server is on iMac running OS X 10.12.6, Retrospect ver. 15.1 Client is on Macbook running OS X 10.12.6, Retrospect client ver. 15.1 Have been able to successfully backup the client for months now, but overnight it can't be found by the server. Some strange actions by the client: suddenly the Retrospect icon has appeared in the top menu (I had it turned off), I can't turn the client on (in System Prefs) at the Macbook, etc. Reinstalled the client at the Macbook (server couldn't locate it to install), but it still acts the same and can't be found by the server. Should I completely uninstall the client and reinstall? If so, how do I do that? Thanks.
  6. I am now using: OS X 10.12.6 Retrospect Desktop 14.5 (installed a few minutes ago) I also have on my computer: Retrospect versions 6, 8, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 13.5, and 14. 1. Is there any reason why should I keep any of these older versions? 2. What's the best way to get rid of unwanted versions? (Just drag to trash? Use uninstallers?) Thanks.
  7. Rebuilt the Media Set's catalog and that solved the problem. I guess the catalog must have become corrupted when the server crashed while running a backup script using that Media Set.
  8. I think I see what the problem is: I can unlock each Media Set (there are 4, all on separate partitions on one hard drive) except for the one I'm trying backup to. When I enter the password, it won't unlock. Does that mean that it is corrupted somehow?
  9. Yes, I've been using Retrospect on and off for several years and this is the first time I've ever experienced this problem. Of course, my server doesn't usually freeze during a backup. (Not Retrospect's fault -- Firefox crashed.) Uninstalled the client and erased retroclient.state. Reinstalled client. Refreshing client on server did nothing, so I deleted it and readded it. Ran script but nothing (again) happened. Not sure what to do next. Thanks.
  10. Server computer: Mac Pro OS X 10.6.8, Retrospect 11.5.3 Client computer on LAN: MacBook Pro OS X 10.6.8, Retrospect Client 11.5 While backing up client, server crashed due to Firefox problem. Ret client's preference pane now has On/Off switch grayed out in "On" position ("Protected by Retrospect"). When I try to run the backup script on the server, nothing happens. Powered down both computers and restarted. No change. Should I reinstall client? Thanks.
  11. I listed the order code number (30310-0500-0002) but I guess it's not that obvious on the page. It's the only one that sells for $99 (PCIE-2S). Yes, the external hard drive has its own power supply. I will try yanking the card altogether and hopefully that will resolve this issue (no more SATA ports, though).
  12. I've been using DW for years. I currently have version 4.2.
  13. Yes, I think there's a conflict between Ret 8.2 and my eSATA card (WiebeTech 30310-0500-0002): 1. Booted MacBook Pro (downstairs) from external hard drive with new installation of Leopard. Ret worked fine (no hang). 2. Booted MacBook Pro from internal drive and Ret worked fine. 3. Booted Mac Pro (upstairs) from internal drive with all external drives powered down. Ret worked fine (no hang). 4. Powered on eSATA external drive, opened Ret and clicked Add. Ret hung. 5. Restarted and tried #3 and 4 again. Same result. 6. Restarted and tried #3 (fine) and then external drive with Firewire 800 instead of eSATA. Ret worked fine. Ran TechTool Pro 4 Basic Suite on Mac Pro (upstairs) and everything (RAM, drives, etc.) came up fine. I had no problems with this setup before 8.2. Where can I get 8.1? Thanks for all the suggestion in solving this problem. I don't think I would have thought of a hardware conflict by my lonesome.
  14. Okay, installed Leopard on clean external hard drive and installed all updates. Installed Ret console and engine. Restarted (just to be careful). Opened Ret and clicked on Add (+) in Script. Ret hung. Restarted. Opened Ret and clicked on Add in Sources. Ret hung. Restarted from internal hard drive. Opened Ret and clicked on Add in Scripts. Ret hung. Does this mean I have a hardware conflict? Ret worked for most of a year without problems with: PCIe card installed to provide two eSATA ports; Firewire audio interface. This external drive with the new Leopard install wasn't using the PCIe card with the eSATA ports (you'd have to install the driver to use the card) -- it was using a Firewire 800 cable.
  15. Nope. Going to try running Ret from an external hard drive with a fresh installation of Leopard. If it fails on that, I guess it means I have a hardware issue.
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