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Everything posted by Lennart_T

  1. Thanks for reporting back with the result.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. My pleasure. Off topic: Swedish is my native language, I know English quite well (including SOME differences between British English and American English) and I studied German in (elementary and high) school for five years in the seventies. But since I don't practice German on a regular basis, I have forgotten most of it. Oh, I made a business trip to Paris (France, not Texas ) in 2000 so I learned to SAY two sentences in French: "I don't understand. Do you speak English?" But DON'T ask me to SPELL it in French.
  5. It might be that you are one folder level too deep. Go up one level, so "1-Daten Wochentlich-Ung" is in the (now) empty list. Select it and then click "OK" (not "Öffnen").
  6. I think David meant source tape and destination tape, respectively (during the copy operation). MY point was to mark tape 1 as missing during (or before) the recatalog operation. I'm sorry I didn't make MY point more clear.
  7. That is what I was thinking after turning off my Mac and going to bed last night.
  8. I guess you do something wrong. Retrospect should not create an empty media set when you use the "Locate" function. Instead it should add the existing media set. I suggest you remove the new (empty) media set and try again with the "Locate" button. I just tried it here and it worked fine, albeit with a disk media set.
  9. At the bottom right, there is a button labelled "Retrive...". Click on it and see if you can find any more backups.
  10. I think you need to do a recatalog first and then you can do a "Copy Media Set" to a Disk media set. If you created those tapes with the "Fast catalog rebuild" option turned on, you only need the last tape for the recatalog operation.
  11. That depends on what is on the tapes and what you tried to restore. What does the "Backups" pane show?
  12. Yes, but what criteria must Retrospect match to offer that choice? I mean, It's obvious that if all metadata about the volume has changed that it is another volume. But if (like in your case) the size has changed, the UUID has changed, the creation date has changed and only the drive letter is the same, is it really the same volume? Or is it a completely (and physically) new drive in the same drive bay as the old one. You might even have cloned al files over from the old drive, but it still would be another one. I say it is better to be safe rather than sorry and never offer that to the user. Yes, unfortunately it is a bit of a nuisance to have to change scripts and subvolumes, so it would be a great feature if it was a consistent and fail safe way to determine if it is a new drive or not.
  13. I don't quite understand how Retrospect (technically) should be able to recognise the "new" disk as the same as the "old" one. I think Retrospect uses UUID to distinguish two volumes from each other and when you change the size of a volume a new UUID is generated.
  14. Does this help with your error? https://www.retrospect.com/en/support/kb/dr_restore_error_1630
  15. It is the user guide that isn't updated. (And probably some of the GUI as well.) (Don't get me started on the state of the user guide....) You can create an emergency boot "disc" on an USB memory, I have done so myself. I can't seem to find the document on how to do that.
  16. You are allowed, but it would be a performance bottleneck. The catalog file access can be very intense.
  17. I suggest you try a proactive script for laptops. That script will poll for the presence of any laptop on the network and start the backup as soon as it is available. https://www.retrospect.com/en/documentation/user_guide/mac/operations#proactiveai-backup
  18. What will you be backing up? A laptop that might not be connected for la long time? Then a disk-to-disk-to-could backup would be good. A server idling anyway during the night? Then direct to cloud is easiest.
  19. Don't try to fix what isn't broken. If Retrospect is doing everything you need it to do, there is no reason to upgrade.
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