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I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this, but I tried searching and couldn't find anything about this topic, but I'm not good at finding things using the search tool (just can't seem to get the right search terms).... This is my question... Is it possible to read old Retrospect Express backups written with version 6 and 7 using the new Retrospect 11.5 Desktop version? Some of these are backups (if I remember correctly) have the catalog and the backup contained in the same file. Other have catalog files with .cat endings (which the new version of Retrospect doesn't recognize). Thanks!
It's such an obvious need that when you are forced to upgrade your backup software that it should be able to read it's own catalogues from previous versions. When I discovered that version 10 was unable to do this I couldn't quite get my head around it but as I had no time available to "REBUILD" from the media I kept my old G5 going just to access the archives. I had taken it for granted that it was only a matter of time before Retrospect finally got round to providing a file converter that could read ver 6 (or any other previous version) catalogues and write them out as ver 10 ones. I'm not talking about tapes and tape drives here - I'm referring to removable external Firewire hard drives. Surely this is a completely different kettle of fish and there really should be no problem to do just such an app - if you're Dantz. Can anyone tell me if there is such a beast yet ? - or if there is any intention to do one ? I really do hope so because I still can't get my head around how really naff this is. It would take days ... and days ... to rebuild 4 catalogues, each containing 5 hard drives, from the media. The tedious repetitive changing of 20 hard drives would make you bonkers. Thanking you hopefully ... Rod