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  1. mauricev

    Errors in Win10 backup

    Have you run chkdsk on C?
  2. What was the error you got? Could you try running ldd on the daemon executable and see if there are any missing libraries? Can you post strace output when you try running the daemon?
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    Service Transaction Error

    In a few cases, I had to manually run the updater, that is, sitting in front of the client.
  4. To allow multicast to work across routers, the time to live must be adjusted upward (from 1). This option is location in the Backup Clients window, then clicking the network icon at the upper left. Then click Advanced in the Interface window. Click Multicast and there the number can be incremented. However, the router must be configured to allow IGMP packets to pass. Still, multicast doesn't always show clients. At one point, I traced at least part of the problem to a bug in Retrospect wherein the GUI doesn't show clients that are responding to requests. I haven't confirmed whether this has been fixed. I've also noticed at least in the pre-8.x versions o Retrospect, Windows 7 clients would never show in multicast. I think this may have been fixed.
  5. What is going wrong that you can't install it? Have you seen the thread http://forums.retrospect.com/index.php?/topic/25652-64-bit-support/
  6. mauricev

    Backup Cloned Machine

    I believe the activator code is stored in the retrospect.state file. I see that it is located in /var/log/. All you need to do is change the state file on the cloned computer to its state file.
  7. My opinion is that it is going to be a major part. Isilon has the OneFS filesystem, which is good scale-out technology.
  8. I was just wondering, but couldn't you create shares for where the pointed to files reside or even a master share for all the data? You could create a user for Retrospect and give it only read permission. Then you could backup all the data. You could separately write a script that kept a list of the links, so you could recreate them in case you ever had to restore.
  9. How much access and control do you have of it? You might be able to run the linux client on it, http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/linuxemu.html
  10. I'm a bit puzzled, but if you're trying to back up a NAS device that serves CIFS, then why not back up the share itself? You just need to enter the UNC path in Retrospect with user on the NAS that has read permission to the share. This is how I backup my Solaris Express file server.
  11. What if you try to run the daemon in the foreground, that is, directly on the command line?
  12. mauricev

    Backing up MySQL

    You wouldn't use Retrospect to back up the actual MySQL data files. Instead, you would use a script that dumps the live database and then use Retrospect to back up the dump. A well-known script to make the dumps is MySQL Backup, which is located at http://worldcommunit...ysql_backup.txt
  13. I am on 7.7, using a Quantum Scalar i80, which uses HP LTO5 drives. It's working
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    Retroclient 7.7.100 won't start

    What do you see when you enter ps -ef | grep retro into the terminal? You should see something like /usr/local/dantz/client/retroclient -daemon
  15. You might be able to workaround this by using junction points or NTFS symlinks.
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    More Cluster Backup

    I believe there may be state information on the client side. For example in Linux, the file is /var/log/retroclient.state. If there were something analogous under Windows and you can make them the same on both members of the cluster, even if only initially, it might help.
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    slow network backup speeds

    I'm using compression (though not Retrospect's) and I'm backing up to a network share. Between Retrospect and our server client, I see just over 16 MB/second between it and our Linux server. The connection to the shares are a little hobbled and we are not using jumbo frames. So I'd suspect if those things were bottlenecks, I'd see more than that, but for something close to 100 MB/s, I doubt it.
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    Multi-Server 7.7 64-bit bugs?

    7.7.325 is the most robust Retrospect to date. It does still crash, but this is fairly infrequent. It is still possible to produce gray screen (this seems to be specific to WS2K8) and the infamous white screen when doing things like searching inside catalogs or when a catalog starts to prepare to rebuild. Generally, it's best not have other scripts running when doing that. Finally, I've come across a new bug that may be specific to only certain tape libraries. When Retrospect prompts for a tape that is not present in the library and the tape is put into the library, not a drive, Retrospect will summarily quit. Just what are you backing up that you'd think would require this much RAM? Ironically, it seems that at least under 64-bit Windows, 7.7 is more RAM-intensive. Grooming has been working nicely. Really. I don't use extended file attributes, so I don't know. However, there has been, and may still be, a bug regarding daylight saving time and Linux. Retrospect has been recording the time in the local time zone, not in UTC, so the time comparison is wrong six months out of every year and that causes it to backup everything again. I don't know yet if 7.7.325 is still affected.
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    Backing up mapped network drives?

    I'm curious.
  20. mauricev

    Error: chunk checksum didn't match

    What does the problem you're describing have to do with a deduplication, a feature, which based on the typical way the term is used: to mean block-level deduplication, is not a feature of Retrospect?
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    How often to groom ?

    Same here. Sounds like you need more space.
  22. This is not at all unusual in x64. Indeed, 70% is rather low. :eyes:
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    Disaster recovery linux? Possible?

    I don't try to rely on Retrospect to do a disaster recovery. I just tar the entire root minus the data. For recreating the partitions, I use sfdisk -d to save the partition layout to a file, which can be used to restore them inside a LiveCD environment.
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    Catalog rebuild

    Where is it telling you this? When you try to rebuild the catalog file?
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    Corrupted rdb file

    Move AA000646.rdb out of the folder with the RDBs and recatalog. You should lose only the data on that RDB.