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  1. I think you need Retrospect to restore from Retrospect tapes. If you don't own Retrospect, and you need it only once, ask for a trial version (valid for 45 days, I think). Then you should recreate the catalog file from tapes (a command in Retrospect) before doing the actual restore.
  2. Welcome back. No, I didn't even notice the forum was offline. I have noticed that there weren't many posts last year.
  3. I don't think it is on the server side, since it starts working every time you restart the service on the client. Speaking of clients: How often are they restarted? What happens during the night? Turned off or just hibernation?
  4. If you create a new script with the same sources and the same media set(s), Retrospect will see which files that are backed up and which ones that are not. In other words: It will pick up where the old script left off.
  5. Just make sure the license code is for version 17.5 and not for (for instance) 16. The account ID should not matter. Copy and paste from the email with the license code is always better than typing.
  6. I'm pretty sure that Retrospect will not perform a full backup just because the files are on another drive. That is because it's the same computer with the same Windows version.
  7. The first script starts by grooming, indication that the destinations id (too?) full to perform the backup. This script takes about 6 minutes. The second script starts and the waits for about 12 hours. Maybe it starts grooming and can't groom out space enough to perform the actual backup? What happens at 12:10:49? The user reboots the computer? Or does indeed stop the backup? I would start looking at the (free) space on the destination.
  8. I don't understand if you will go back and forth between Mac and Windows, or if this was a one-time move.
  9. It is the metadata that makes the files look different to Retrospect. Some years ago a co-worker had a Windows computer with three hard drives: An XP boot drive, a Vista boot drive and a data drive. When booted into XP, all files of the XP disk and the data disk was backed up (as expected). When booted info Vista the entire data disk was backed up again, since the different Windows versions displayed a different set of metadata to Retrospect, making Retrospect to believe it was different files. When booted back into XP, (only) the files that had changed on the data drive since the last XP backup was backed up. Similar with the Vista backup: The files on the data drive that changed since the last Vista backup was backed up. Why do you want to backup your external drive from both Windows and Mac? I would have it always connected to a Windows computer, install the Retrospect Client on the computer and backup from your Mac running Retrospect. If that won't work for you, please elaborate on your setup, what you want to do and why you want to do just that.
  10. It would not make much sense in backing up a volume you can't restore. The OS (and/or Retrospect) can't write back any information, making the backup useless. There are no official documentation from Microsoft how NTFS really works. That's probably why Retrospect for Mac will not handle it. Do you really need it to be NTFS? I would recommend exFAT, which Windows and macOS handles just fine. Retrospect for mac and Retrospect for Windows handles it as well.
  11. That is correct, but NTFS is a native Windows file system. Try to backup a Mac drive on the Windows version.
  12. Strange. Although macOS can't write to an NTFS volume, it can read it. So Retrospect should be able to handle it perfectly well. I think you might want to open a support case. https://www.retrospect.com/en/support/edition
  13. How is "Mac Studio" formatted? And what partition map does it have? (GUID or MBR or ...)
  14. The local drives should turn up in "Sources". I have a slightly older Retrospect and a slightly older macOS, but here is what it looks like here:
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