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  1. Actually, I got it to work correctly by limiting the backups to only the /Users directory which is good enough for my uses.
  2. I have a retrospect 6.5 server installation and would like to backup a windows vista client. So far I have attempted to install the retrospect 7.5 client on the vista machine but when i attempt to backup the client my retrospect server software crashes. Is this possible or do i need to upgrade the server software to the most current version?
  3. Everything's been running great for 6 months now after rebooting it is asking for the license key again and when I enter it the application has lost all of it's settings? What could be going on here? I have not touched anything! Can anyone please recommend a course of action and a possible cause? I'm running Windows server 2003. This is the second time in 1 year that this has happened.
  4. Does anyone have an example of a script that parses the log file and reports via email when a client has not been backed up in X days? It's a pain to manually look at the backup reports each day.
  5. I installed service pack 1 for Windows 2003 server now retrospect asks for a serial number again, after re-entering the serial number it doesn't see any of my backupsets, scripts, nothing! Is there a way to fix this?
  6. ahh. however, both backup sets are on the same drive (this is so the user may recycle without losing data in the event the systems dies before a new backup is made). I think what I might need to do is write a script that checks the day of week then runs the appropriate run document.
  7. I have two backup sets on a users machine and two run documents named backupsetA and backupsetB which he uses to backup his machine everynight by alternating run documents. I would like to have just one run document that runs a script which handles alternating the backup sets without the user having to do this. I have setup an unattended script which can do this but his laptop is almost never available so it's best that he starts the script manually. Is there a way to make a run document that simply starts a predefinied script without having to specifiy which backup set?
  8. Is there a reason why /var/log does not get backed up with the linux client? (running on redhat 8 , selected to backup / ). Are there any other directories that it misses? John
  9. I was looking into retrospect 6.5 (currently have 5.5) but was wondering if someone could answer this... If I intend to backup my clients to a disk backup set is there a function that would also let me make a tape backup set of the disk backup? For instance, if I backup to disk backup set I would like to be able to have an identical backup set on tape (different name of course) to send to an off-site storage facility. The important thing here is that i would like retrospect to ackknoledge that the tape is a true backup set so i can stick the tape back in and restore data without having to copy it back to the hard disk first if the diskbackup set is gone for some reason. Am I making any sense? Currently, I backup to disk, then backup from disk to tape but since retrospect sees that tape backup as a backup with 1 big file (the diskbackup set file) I can't restore from it without first restoring the tape to the harddisk. (130 gigs) Any ideas? Do the newer versions support something like this?
  10. Hello Dave, If it's any help, I've installed the most current redhat client rpm on fedora and it works great so far. without any tweaks. http://fedora.redhat.com/ John
  11. Was wondering what would happen if i have a normal M-F backup of the server and some clients that usually starts at 8 pm and ends around 6am. Now, i have one client that stays very late and does not want to be backed up until around 2 am. So i scheduled another script to backup his machine at 2 am to the same backup set. My question. How does Retrospect handle these conflicts? Thanks John
  12. Well, i got it working! , I just specified the IP address of the SMTP server instead of the dns name. Who knows why this was not working because the MAILSNDR.exe program had no problem with me specifying my smtp servers dns name. Maybe is because my dns name has a - in it? hmmmm. (smtp-server.domain.edu) . Anyhow I recieve successful and error msgs. QUESTION- does anyone know why the script wont email when starting and stopping retrospect? I can SEE the mailsndr app flash on the screen when i start or stop retrospect, so it is attempting to send me something, maybe retrospect is not passing any data to it? Thanks John
  13. Thanks for the info but it did not effect anything : ( ..... The has to be something up with the script because I ran the MAILSNDR.EXE via the command line with this info and it worked without a problem (received the email). mailsndr -p smtp-server.mydomain.edu testingmailsndr ee2_backup@domain.edu -t john@domain.edu testmail.txt this works and sends a message titled 'testingmailsndr' from ee2_backup to my account (john@domain.edu) including the text file testmail.txt. I've included my revised bat file below, which still does not work. (i've also tested this on two seperate backup servers, one running our backup server 5 and another running a trial version of 6). It hurts to think that ill have to live without email notifiication especially after having this same function in many other backup applications of the same price range. I've been looking at upgrading to multiserv 6 but I need to iron this issue out hopefully with your help? Anyone? Thanks John REM -------- Begin Email Group Properties ------------------------------------- REM You need to edit the following email group properties. REM Put your mail server here set kMailServer="smtp-server.domain.edu" REM Email address of the sender set kMailSender="ee2_backup@domain.edu>" REM To send mail to more than one person, enter the addresses separated by REM semicolons, for example: REM "john@domain.edu" REM These recipients will get emails for all events set kMainGroup="john@domain.edu" REM These recipients will get emails only when fatal errors occur set kFatalErrorGroup="" REM These recipients will get emails when there is no fatal error set kSuccessGroup="" REM These recipients will get emails only when Retrospect needs new media set kMediaRequestGroup="" REM The following is the time at which the MediaRequest message is sent. REM The time unit must be in 5 minute increments and the minimum value is 5 minutes. set MediaRequestNotificationTime="5" REM -------- End of Email Group Properites ------------------------------------
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