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  1. I think tape stations always have hardware compression. I don't even think you can turn it off (in Retrospect). So trying to turn on software compression is useless, I'm afraid.
  2. That's bad. One workaround would be to schedule both the backup and the transfer to the same execution unit. Then the backup will have to wait for the transfer to finish (or vice versa).
  3. I think Retrospect will wait for the transfer to finish. You don't even have to update the scripts. Just use the "New Backup Set" backup (or transfer) as outlined here, and Retrospect will update the script for you: https://www.retrospect.com/en/documentation/user_guide/win/fundamentals#backup-actions
  4. "Archive" is not a "Copy" and not a "Backup". "Archive" does indeed remove the originals after the copy is done. Only "Backup" uses media sets.
  5. BEWARE that if you happen to lose the originals 10 seconds after you recycled, you better have another backup.
  6. It does NOT. It deletes the unwanted files from the DESTINATION, so both the source and the destination contains the same files. No more, no less.
  7. Did version 6 do this differently? (I mean was able to have multiple sources on a Copy?)
  8. From Retrospect's User Guide at https://www.retrospect.com/en/documentation/user_guide/mac/operations#copying By the nature of the copy operation, you may only copy one Source to one Destination. The source can be a volume or a Favorite Folder from a volume. That means you must use three Copy scripts with three different destinations. From the User Guide: Warning: When you copy all files and folders from one disk to another, Retrospect deletes any data that may already be on the destination volume. Be careful!
  9. Lennart_T

    Restore RDB files to scratch re-install

    In addition to David's excellent advice of the whole procedure, let me just add a little piece of advice: I think you are going one level too deep in the folder structure. You should see the folder containing the RDB files in the list, select it (single-click) and the click OK (not Open).
  10. It is, but only "sort of". When you create a disk media set, you specify how much of the disk it can use. When the ongoing backup is going to reach that limit, a grooming process starts. That happens in the middle of a backup and can take hours. That means the completion of the backup can be delayed by hours. For that reason, it is advised to schedule groom scripts every once in a while. I suggest once every Saturday or Sunday.
  11. Off topic: If you don't know, it's a paraphrase on "Schrödinger's cat": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schrödinger's_cat
  12. Although I have not experienced that particular error, I think grooming is much more stable in the current version of Retrospect (17.5.x).
  13. Lennart_T

    Wish to Change Destination Media

    Thanks for reporting back with the result.
  14. Lennart_T

    Wish to Change Destination Media

    In addition to David Hertzberg's advice, you may optionally want to "transfer" the old backups to the new backup set. See page 144 in Retrospect Windows 16 User's Guide.
  15. It means those files were changed in between the time they were backed up and the time they were compared (the version still on disk and the version in the backup). It seems as the user was (actively) using the Photos application during the backup process. I shouldn't worry about that.