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  1. That's helpful, but is there anyway of seeing what's NOT been selected. I want to make sure that I'm not missing anything important as the number of GB being backed up drops dramatically from the "scan" to actual backup.
  2. Ok, I'll bite. What is the (dantz) definition of a IP subnet. From my IP textbooks, I can see that "Subnetting an IP Network can be done for a variety of reasons, including organization, use of different physical media (such as Ethernet, FDDI, WAN, etc.), preservation of address space, and security. The most common reason is to control network traffic. In an Ethernet network, all nodes on a segment see all the packets transmitted by all the other nodes on that segment." For example, I can set a class B subnet of and see across multiple routers. So I still don't understand Retrospect's definition. Where do I enter my subnet mask into Retrospect? Also, if I buy additional client licenses (as you recommended) are these "local" (crippled) or "remote" (real) users? (The Dantz site/store fails to adequately define "local" and "remote" users. Any help (that doesn't cost an arm and a leg) in backing up my wireless users (connected via a linksys router) would be appreciated. thanks
  3. As I have the exact same questions, it would be helpful if you provided a pointer to the "other post" Ken
  4. I'm using selectors to exclude temporary and cached files, but I'm concerned that I'm not backing up something important. During the disk scan the amount to back up goes to (approximately) 10GB, then only 6GB get backed up. What is counted during the scan (does it include the VM file)? When I did I back up of just the temporary and cached files the size was less than 100MB. Is there anyway to get a directory or listing of what isn't being backed up? Alternatively, is there a way of reversing the logic and backup up only what's excluded? Thanks Ken LUbar klubar(at)emiboston.com
  5. After my backup competes, the backup server takes a long time "building the snapshot". What is it doing, as it has already passed over all the files, names and directories to do the backup. Is there anyway to overlap this with the backup to speed up the process? Thanks Ken klubar(at)emiboston.com
  6. I looked over the Dantz website and the forum for the definition of "Single Local Area Network" and couldn't find it anywhere. Our network has a router in it to keep our high-volume creative users off the voice network, does this mean that we have two local area networks even through they are in the same building? (I have a similar problem with a wireless machine that gets its address via the wireless router.) The "compare products chart (http://www.dantz.com/en/products/wincompare.dtml) indicates that "additional remote licenses" are optional, but I can't see how to purchase them on the dantz site. Product: Dantz Retrospect 6.5 professional. Thanks Ken Lubar EMI Strategic Marketing klubar (at) emiboston.com
  7. I'm running retrospect 6.0.206 under windows 2000. When I start retrospect from the start menu it runs fine. However, when it tries to start from the scheduler (I have it scheduled to run every sunday night) it just displays the spash screen and hangs. I have to go into the task manager to kill it. I don't have anything else scheduled on my machine, nor is anything else running when retrospect starts. (FYI, I'm trying to back up one other machine, but it doesn't even get that far.) Has anyone else seen this problem? Also, what is the current version of retrospect 6? I looked at the dantz site and couldn't figure out the current version. Thanks for any assistance.
  8. I've never understood how Retrospect handles errors in a "normal" backup. If I do a normal backup and it partially completes with errors--either file busy or backup fails because of a -519 error what happens on the next "normal" backup? Are the files that have failed to backup (or failed to verify) considered backed up or not? For example, I did a new media backup of a 2.0 GB disk; the backup completed 1.5 of the write (and of course none of the compare). The next time I did a "normal" backup using the same script it only backed up the remaining .5 GB. This makes my backup suspect as the 1.5 was never verified. Another example: in a normal backup I get a "file busy"--next time I do a backup will retrospect try to back up this file again? Same question with a "compare fail"--next time will this be marked for backup? I looked on the documentation and could see anything about "failed" backup so any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. many thanks
  9. I was using the trial version of retrospect 5.5 and couldn't get it to reliably backup to CD's (incompatibilities with Nortorn and others), so I waited until Retrospect Pro came out. I installed the trial version of Retrospect 6 Pro and tried to backup to CD's. I'm a big believer in Dantz products and have used the Mac version for years at work, but I just don't think the PC version works (at least to CDs). Any advice would be helpful ... I'm running on a AMD 933Mhz machine with 255meg ECC memory, the OS is Windows 2000 with SP2 installed; lots of disk and nothing else running (I even disabled norton), I'm logged in with administrator privledges. I'm backing up to a Matshita CD-RW CW7585 drive (which is approved hardware). I'm trying to backup about 10GB (roughly 12 CDs) for the first backup and then incrementals (normal) after that. I have nothing else running that tries to "own" the CD. The first CD went fine, then I started getting random -204 errors on some CD's, trying a different physical disk would make it go away ... I had to try between 0 and 3 additional CD's to get each new disk to take. Then on disk 4 I started getting: Trouble writing: "4-backupb [001]" (1383858176), error -100 (device rejected command) which went away with a new disk ...finally after 10 disks (and a few more -204's) I got: Device trouble: "10-backupb [001]", error -204 (device busy) File "C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate\catalog.xml": can't read, error -1101 (file/directory not found) File "C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate\details.xml": can't read, error -1101 (file/directory not found) File "C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate\V4\urllog.dat": can't read, error -1101 (file/directory not found) File "C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate\wuaudnld.tmp\RTF\0409\5582.htm": can't read, error -1101 (file/directory not found) Couldn't write CD/DVD header to "11-backupb [001]", error -204 (device busy) Device trouble: "11-backupb [001]", error -204 (device busy) Catalog File out of sync with Backup Set "backupb [001]". To repair it, use Tools>Repair Catalog>Update existing Catalog File. 8/17/2002 10:28:24 AM: Execution incomplete which stopped execution. Just in case I ran "dskchk" which reported no problems. It also seemed that retrospect used enormous amounts of virtual memory --- for a not very big backup. My questions: * Does retrospect really work to backup to CD if you have more than a trival amount of data? * How much memory does retrospect use? * And most important... any suggestions to get this product to work? Or is it time to find a different backup utility? Many thanks, Ken
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