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I have a single media set with 2 members, each member being on a different NAS share. The total size of the backed up data being 4.5 TB. Recently when restoring files we have had the "needs media" error come up. I am using a Mac for the server and client, and I am not mounting the NAS shares in the Finder. But I can independently access the shares on another computer to check that files are present. Verifying the Media Set eventually gives the needs media error. I don't attempt to Choose media, as I know that way lies madness. The usual operator selected Choose Media while restoring and inadvertently littered the share with new folders/members that contain nothing. Repairing the Media Set allows me to select the members. It tells me how many files are in each, and the verification lasts for just 1 second and proclaims success, but really nothing has changed thereafter. Restores still fail. Rebuilding allows me to select the members, review information about them, and the rebuilding process begins, but stops with "needs media". I have removed and added both shares to the Sources list also, and tried the above again. The shares are accessed via SMB. I have closed down other networking services on these shares. I am running Retrospect 10.1 on a Mac OSX 10.6.8, backing up to 2 Samba shares running on two identical QNAP NAS devices. My next step seems to be to put transfer the media to local USB disks and try to rebuild from there. A lot of data to throw about, so this is getting time consuming as well as futile. I would be grateful for any bright ideas to resolve this issue.
Hello all! I have Retrospect 10.5 running on Mac OSX Sever and we have just a single LTO4 Tape drive hooked up. We do all manual backups by just choosing folders and backing them up to tape. Everything has been working fine until the 10.5 update and now when I try to do a backup, I always get the "needs media" error anywhere from 20% to 90% of the completed file copied to the tape. I am only trying to put about 400gb to a tape that is supposed to hold 800gb. I have tried doing a smaller backup, changed tapes, checked the hard drives, etc and nothing is working. Any advice would be very much appreciated. THANKS so much in advance! Steve
I have just started backing a 4TB USB disk (with 1.9 TB of data) to a NAS disk using a new install of Retrospect 10. I added the 4.5 TB NAS disk as a share and added it as a disk media set containing just one member, configured to use 90% of the available space. The backup got a good way through the process of backing up (1.7 TB) but then threw up an error saying "needs media". I created a new member to the set on the same disk, and it finished the backup after a couple of retries. However, running the backup again it keeps demanding new media, even though the disk is not half full. As far as I can see it is configured to append to the media set, not to try to start on a new member. I wonder if I am missing something fundamental that is causing it to fail. I have read through the documentation but can't find anything that addresses this, as the "needs media" error seems to be more related to tape drives. Any help appreciated!