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  1. I've got a PowerMac G3 (Beige) with a LaCie U&I AIT-2 drive that I'm connected to via Firewire (PCI card). Retrospect is unable to handle swapping tapes in the AIT drive. Whenever I eject the tape from the Device Status dialog, the device status becomes 'unloaded', not "no media", and replacing that tape, or any other doesn't result in a status change. Power-cycling the tape drive or disconnecting and reconnecting the Firewire cable result in no change. The only way to get Retrospect to notice the new tape in the drive is to restart Retrospect. This makes it impossible to do backups that span tapes. :-( I realize that the Beige G3 is ancient, but the only reason I'm using it for this is that I've got some old DDS tapes (Sony SDT-9000 scsi) that I'm copying to the AIT tapes. I'd do it under OS-X, but under OSX Retrospect won't reliably talk to the SCSI drive (even via the supposedly supported Adaptec 2930U that I bought just for this...). Do I need to use an external firewire drive and a file-backup-set to read the SCSI DDS tapes under OS-9, then write the AIT tapes under OS-X? Any suggestions? I really haven't had much luck with Retrospect since upgrading to OS-X/5.x :-(
  2. AmyC wrote: > Onboard SCSI is not supported by Dantz in OS X. > Try connecting the tape drive directly to the ATTO > card as the lone device for testing. I've got a Powerbook G3 Lombard that I was hoping to use for my backup server. I guess I'm SOL then? Damn, I wish I had known this sooner, since this is the 2nd computer I've bought to use as a backup server. The first one was a powerbook 1400 that under OS9 and 5.0 wouldn't see any tape drives, but worked fine under 4.3. It seems like no matter which way I turn with Dantz for the last year or more I've been screwed, from the complete lack of support for upgrade purchases to spotty device support. I wish Apple had got OS-X right and abandoned resource forks completely so that I could use my reliable, dependable UNIX tools to backup my Macs! Steamed! Robert
  3. I seem to be having a similar problem. Did you ever get this resolved? Thanks, Robert
  4. It doesn't seem to be an init conflict issue. I booted with just the 9.1 base set, and that didn't solve the problem, so I used the Extension Manager to disable _all_ the extensions. Retrospect wouldn't run without carbonlib and Quicktime (for interfacelib apparently), so I put those back. Still no scsi chain visible with 5.0.236, but everything works with 4.3. So, I tried another clean install of 9.1, and that didn't fix it, with both all the installed extensions and just the base extension set. Thinking that maybe my 9.1 install CD was bad, I installed 9.0.4 from CD (clean install) and then added carbonlib 1.6 so Retrospect would run. After each change of inits/OS and startup of retrospect I'd remove the retrospect preferences and start clean (re-entering the license). Still no SCSI chain with 5.0.236, but each time 4.3 would find the chain and work fine. Does the engineering department have some utilities to verify the scsi chain or is there some debugging setting I can turn on with ResEdit or _anything_? I'm not afraid of MacsBug if I have to resort to that... Thanks for any help!
  5. I just installed 5.0, upgrading from 4.3 and 5.0 doesn't see my Sony SCSI DAT tape drive. I'm running OS9.1, and under Retrospect 4.3, it can see the tape drive just fine, but under 5.0.236, it doesn't even seem to see the SCSI bus, much less any devices on it. I say that it doesn't seem to see the scsi bus because it doesn't iterate through the device IDs, like 4.3 does. The device information from 4.3 is: ID:2, Vendor:SONY, Product:SDT-9000, Version:0600, Driver: Sony DAT DDS-DC (4.06) The computer is a Powerbook 1400, and I've installed a clean-install of 9.1, and I've tried updating the carbonlib to 1.6. Nothing will make 5.0.236 see the tape drive. If I hook up the drive to another computer, a Powermac G3 233 (beige), 5.0.205 can see the drive, and the device information from 5.0.205 on the Powermac G3 running 9.2.2 is: ID:2, Vendor:SONY, Product:SDT-9000, Version:0600, Driver: Sony DAT DDS-DC (4.08) I can see the Powermac G3 iterate through all the SCSI device IDs, which 5.0.236 on the Powerbook 1400 does not. I've tried reinstalling 9.1 (the last OS the powerbook 1400 will run), I've tried a clean install, I've tried disabling extensions, I've tried upgrading carbonlib to 1.6. I've tried changing cables, termination, adding/removing different SCSI devices. Nothing helps. Please help, I'm at my wit's end! Here's a link to my Apple System Profiler report.
  6. P.S. Here is to my Apple System Profiler report from the Powerbook 1400: ASP Report
  7. I'm seeing this problem also. I just installed 5.0, upgrading from 4.3 and 5.0 doesn't see my Sony SCSI DAT tape drive. I'm running OS9.1, and under Retrospect 4.3, it can see the tape drive just fine, but under 5.0.236, it doesn't even seem to see the SCSI bus, much less any devices on it. I say that it doesn't seem to see the scsi bus because it doesn't iterate through the device IDs, like 4.3 does. The device information from 4.3 is: ID:2, Vendor:SONY, Product:SDT-9000, Version:0600, Driver: Sony DAT DDS-DC (4.06) The computer is a Powerbook 1400, and I've installed a clean-install of 9.1, and I've tried updating the carbonlib to 1.6. Nothing will make 5.0.236 see the tape drive. If I hook up the drive to another computer, a Powermac G3 233 (beige), 5.0.205 can see the drive, and the device information from 5.0.205 on the Powermac G3 running 9.2.2 is: ID:2, Vendor:SONY, Product:SDT-9000, Version:0600, Driver: Sony DAT DDS-DC (4.08) I can see the Powermac G3 iterate through all the SCSI device IDs, which 5.0.236 on the Powerbook 1400 does not. Please help, I'm at my wit's end!
  8. I have this problem under OS-9 as well. I'm not sure what is causing it, but Retrospect doesn't seem to be able to keep up with the tape drive when reading back the data. I've enclosed a snippet from the log, with a backup from before the problem started and after. I just assumed that my drive was going bad, and didn't get around to replacing the drive until recently. The new drive showed the same problem, so I put the new drive in a PC and used the windows backup utility to backup that machine. The write and read speeds were comparable to the write speed on my mac, but the mac has horrible read times and has to re-read the tape all the time. The Mac is a beige G3, with a SCSI Sony SDT-9000 DDS3 drive. I've tried isolating it to a scsi problem, but even with just the tape drive on the machine I still have the same problem. I've tried booting off the 9.0 and 9.1 install CDs I've got, and removing the Retrospect preferences folder. I've also tried using 4.3 and 5.0 versions of Retrospect. In all cases, the read of the tapes is _very_ slow :-( I'd love some ideas about something I might have missed trying to diagnose this... Thanks, Robert - 5/17/2001 12:05:47 AM: Copying Willow 5/17/2001 12:09:37 AM: Comparing Willow Different modify date/time .... 5/17/2001 12:12:13 AM: 1 execution errors Completed: 222 files, 140.7 MB Performance: 58.2 MB/minute (55.1 copy, 61.6 compare) Duration: 00:06:26 (00:01:36 idle/loading/preparing) ... some network backups, and Retrospect was stopped and restarted a few times ... - 5/20/2001 12:00:55 AM: Copying Willow 5/20/2001 12:04:31 AM: Comparing Willow 5/20/2001 12:33:55 AM: Execution completed successfully Completed: 123 files, 127.9 MB Performance: 8.1 MB/minute (54.0 copy, 4.3 compare) Duration: 00:33:00 (00:01:32 idle/loading/preparing)
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