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  1. Just accepted the offer to update to 11.5.3 and am now regreting it. Launching the application never comes out of "connecting ..." which I discover is because Retrospect Engine will not start. Doing this manually from within the Mountain Lion System Preferences does absolutely nothing. Button lights up blue, accepts the click to start the engine ... nothing happens. Have re-started the system but no improvement. Any ideas how I get past this please ? Thanks Rod
  2. I found the Retrospect settings in preferences after posting my last message but thank you both for your help.
  3. Yes, thanks Lennart. I kind of get the idea, but these 2 background processes are chuntering away ALL the time, even if there is no job going on. I don't use scripts etc, I just fire up Retrospect when I want it to actually do something. Is there a way of telling the background processes to mind their own business when the Application is not active ? This was never a problem with the earlier version I was using on my old G4. cheers Rod
  4. Hi RetroEngine and RetroISA seem to be constantly using up LARGE amounts of CPU and RAM percentage. How can I force these to stop interfering when Retrospect is not launched ? Is it possible to set it so that they are only active when the application itself is launched ? cheers Rod
  5. Hi I just purchased an upgrade to version 11 from 10.1.0. Although the installation process went through OK while I watched and a success was reported my Retrospect version is still 10.1.0. Is there something I need to do to actually get to use the version I've just paid for ? Thanks in hope ! cheers Rod
  6. OK - thanks Robin. I suppose I will just keep one of the old Mac minis to access this data if it is ever needed.
  7. It's such an obvious need that when you are forced to upgrade your backup software that it should be able to read it's own catalogues from previous versions. When I discovered that version 10 was unable to do this I couldn't quite get my head around it but as I had no time available to "REBUILD" from the media I kept my old G5 going just to access the archives. I had taken it for granted that it was only a matter of time before Retrospect finally got round to providing a file converter that could read ver 6 (or any other previous version) catalogues and write them out as ver 10 ones. I'm not talking about tapes and tape drives here - I'm referring to removable external Firewire hard drives. Surely this is a completely different kettle of fish and there really should be no problem to do just such an app - if you're Dantz. Can anyone tell me if there is such a beast yet ? - or if there is any intention to do one ? I really do hope so because I still can't get my head around how really naff this is. It would take days ... and days ... to rebuild 4 catalogues, each containing 5 hard drives, from the media. The tedious repetitive changing of 20 hard drives would make you bonkers. Thanking you hopefully ... Rod
  8. Have been running Retrospect 6 on OSX 10.3.9 for a long time using external Firewire drives as the back-up media. All Lacie drives below 1 Tb capacity. Just came to the end of disk 6 in one set and Retrospect is asking for a new empty drive to be number 7. So I've mounted a brand new 1.8 Tb Lacie formatted as Mac OS extended with nothing on it. Retrospect tries to start using it but keeps coming back with an error 209 Media Content Damaged message. Have erased several times but no joy. I have a second brand new empty 1.8 Tb Lacie and have tried that one as well, with the same results. I've never encountered this problem before and can find no info on it. Does anyone know if this could be due to some sort of limit on the capacity of the disk drive ? Thanks in hope ! Rod
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