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Everything posted by Lennart_T

  1. Check the dates of the files. If one of the dates are inte future, they will always be seen as modified since the last backup. Also check the dates of the containing folder(s). Come to think of it, if the links are (re)created every day or at every boot, that is probably the answer.
  2. What happens if you copy the .rdb files in the Finder instead of using Retrospect? (Just as a test to see if the raid drive unmounts.)
  3. You almost got it right. I did have a long-time job that included administrating a Retrospect Windows installation (with Windows and Mac clients, about 60 in total). I did get laid off and got a new job that includes administrating a small workgroup's Windows backups. I have had a Mac installation at home, starting with version 6 and CD-Rs. Now I'm at version 15.6 with hard drives.
  4. I have been using Retrospect Mac since version 3 and Retrospect Windows since version 6.5. Nowadays, I only use Retro Mac at home for two computers (one client) and a NAS. I use Retro Windows at work with four computers (three clients). Both with Disk Media/Backup Sets. Gone are the days with dozens of computers, servers and tape libraries.
  5. Doh. Once again I have failed to notice that this is the Windows discussion. Sorry about that.
  6. It's during the matching. The first thing to try is to repair the hard drive on Akumar's iMac, but I don't really think it would help. At least it can't hurt. https://support.apple.com/guide/disk-utility/repair-a-disk-dskutl1040/mac If that doesn't help, try to "Repair" the media set (in Retrospect). If that doesn't help, try "Rebuild" the media set (in Retrospect).
  7. What does Retrospect do when you get the message? Scanning? Matching? Copying files? Posting the log file from that backup will give us some useful info (hopefully ).
  8. The catalog file is like an index in a book. The book's chapters are your backups. Creating a new index (catalog file) will not change the book's (backup set's) contents. Retrospect takes very good care of your backups. It never overwrites anything without giving a proper warning, like this one.
  9. Retrospect 6? That was a long time ago. See if I remember correctly. Is it a file backup set or a disk media set? I do not think you can add a new member to a file backup set. For a disk backup set, you can probably add a new member manually. Or you can have disk 1 disconnected when the script runs and Retrospect will ask you what to do. Then you should be able to add the new disk as a new member.
  10. Try rebuilding the media set, not just repairing.
  11. Ooops. Sorry about that. There is a dashboard in later versions of Retrospect for Windows. I did not realize it had a different name (dashboard vs. console). Sorry again.
  12. It might be in the console itself? https://www.retrospect.com/en/products/management_console?locale=en (I don't have the Windows version of Retrospect here, so I can't check myself until Thursday next week.)
  13. Did you read the post? It seems as you missed something: "You can also change your opt preferences at any time in Preferences > Console."
  14. Here is an old post about this. I hope it is still valid.
  15. So, yes, I would do it at least once.
  16. It could be practically anything. Have this EXACT setup worked before? If "yes", what happened before it stopped working? A windows update? A new SAS card? Anything else? I would start with (from the top): Check the firmware of the SAS card and the tape drive. Check the drivers for the SAS card and the tape drive. Try another cable.
  17. What does Windows Explorer say about the files? Are they really locked? Do you have permissions to write to them?
  18. My GUESS it is a hard link that points to a file that no longer exists. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_link It might be repaired as per DavidHertzberg's suggestion.
  19. That is what you did wrong. You should NOT log out, you should just exit Remote Desktop.
  20. How are the scripts set up? Proactive? Or scheduled, with a timeout for missing media? That is because it did not run at 5PM yesterday, so "better late than never".
  21. Sorry, I didn't notice it was the Windows part of the forum I posted in. (Still, after all those years...)
  22. You could try Little Snitch to see what network traffic goes on. It has a free demo mode that runs for three hours before it needs restarting. Lasts up to 30 days. https://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/download.html
  23. This might help (even if the mentioned screen dump seems to be lost in the mists of time):
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