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  1. Thanks for the responses... I like the idea of speeding things up so I would be curious if marking each user's Desktop and Documents folder as a favorite would be any faster than searching the User folder and backing up only those two folders. Thoughts?
  2. Thanks for the reply but the clients have multiple users who use each Mac. Is my only option to add each users Desktop and Documents folders as a Favorite?
  3. I would like to create a backup rule that only backs up each user's Desktop and Documents folder while excluding ALL music and video files. What is the best way to accomplish this? Thanks!
  4. macpro, I have seen all sorts of scheduling oddities that I have had to either live with or work around. I have talked to EMC support and they have told me that the scheduling bugs are well known and will be fixed in the next release. They did not say when that release was coming so I guess we'll just have to wait until then to see if they did in fact address these annoying issues with the scheduling.
  5. I couldn't find where to set a schedule for proactive backups so I have changed mine to standard. You're right, the impact is negligible for my internal clients on our gigabit ethernet but I have recently agreed to backing up a handful of satellite offices where our connection is only 10 megabit. It's gigabit inside their office but the copper between the two of us is 10 megabit. So, when backups are running for these folks it does impact them.
  6. Thanks Russ... I tried the link yesterday and this morning with no luck. No it works! Maybe someone saw my post and fixed the link. :confused:
  7. So I'd like to watch the Training Videos referenced above but the link seems broken. Anyone have a link that works? Thanks
  8. Thanks Maser, I experimented with the proactive backup script with my laptop and found it to be confusing as to when it decided to run. I scheduled it to run on M,W,F but it seemed to run hours after I came in and connected to the network. These backups need to run over night and on weekends since I don't want to impact production during the day. Is there a way to have proactive only run during specific "windows" of time? Thanks
  9. I have a backup that involves 52 Macs. The backup is scheduled to run daily between 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. The question I have is will the backup pick up where it left off or will it start from the beginning? It would be nice if it picked up where it left off so it could at least make a complete backup of all sources before it started over with incremental files. Thanks
  10. I mentioned this the other day but it continues to be frustrating. I have a script that includes 3 schedules. 1) M, T, W, R start time 5:00 p.m. and end time 9:00 a.m. 2) F start time at 5:00 p.m. and run until "when done" 3) F start time at 5:00 p.m. (Recycle every 2 months) The problem I have is that the end time for schedule 1 doesn't stick and reverts to "when done". I change it back to 9:00 a.m. and then schedule 2 changes to end time of 12:00 a.m. This seems to go on at random and just when I think I have it set it changes. Anyone else having these issues. Should I instead use three different scripts? Thanks
  11. Thanks Russ... I think I've settled on a configuration that includes the internal HD of my Intel Mac running the engine and console, an external HD where I store the backups and finally a third HD where I store the catalog files.
  12. Sounds good... My main backup is right at 3.6TB and the catalog file is 77GB!
  13. Fortunately it wasn't in the middle of a backup but not good nevertheless!
  14. Is it okay to locate the catalog files on an external HD instead of the internal HD of the OS drive where the engine and console are installed? I have two external HDs one will be used for backups and the other I'd like to use for catalog files. Thoughts?
  15. Thanks Robin, ran a disk check and sure enough. The disk had problems. I'm reformatting the drive. I'll just do a "recycle" media and get things caught up. One question, do you have an opinion on where to store the catalog files? Is it best practice to store them on the same HD as the OS running the backup engine or is it okay to store them on an external HD attached to the same Mac? Sorry to digress but I'm considering changing up my configuration. Thanks
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