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  1. So, we now have these storage groups that function like a collection of mini-sets and mini-catalogs, with each client or source getting a mini-set/catalog. When I have to repair or rebuild a set on any of my consulting clients' Retrospect installations (WAY more often than I should if I had a truly reliable backup program IMHO), I see the individual "mini-sets" getting scanned and rebuilt. Is there a way to trigger a repair or rebuild for an individual source in a storage group? Right now I've got a client that isn't backing up due to a "chunk checksum (-641)" error. I'm so tired of rebuilding multi-terabyte backup sets that I really don't want to have to put everything on hold yet again while this 5TB disk is scanned and the catalog rebuilt. Since each source appears to have its own, self-contained catalog and folder of band files on the backup disk, couldn't Retrospect just rebuild the individual source whose catalog has failed? Thx, Fred
  2. Hi, I've just rebuilt my catalog for a media set to be restored. I'd like to know that the files are ok as they been transferred over different drives. I know I can verify the media set to check this. In order to save time, if I just went ahead and did the restore, would that be doing a verify anyway? Thanks
  3. I have Retrospect on Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm trying to rebuild the catalogue (again) so I can restore some files, but the rebuild procedure has failed twice. The errors I got this time were: Can't create Snapshot, error -1001 ( unknown Windows OS error) Can't save Catalog File, error -1001 ( unknown Windows OS error) Can anyone suggest what these errors might be and how I can fix them? I have an urgent requirement to restore some files but with the catalogue file broken it's not possible. Why does the catalogue file break every so often anyway? Thanks, Dan Jackson (Lead ITServices Technician).
  4. I am currently in the middle of rebuilding a number of catalogues for use within the newest retrospect. The system used is a tape based system and now within a certain media set retrospect seems to have skipped over tape 17 of this showing 0GB used. I have continued on with the rebuild but now seem to have no way in going back to tape 17 for it to repair the catalogue and rebuild everything on that tape. My question simply, Is there a way around this other than starting the media set rebuild again? Is there a way to jump back to this individual tape and repair it correctly. Thanks
  5. Currently running Retrospect 10.5.0 on Snow Leopard Machine: Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz Number Of Processors: 2 Total Number Of Cores: 4 L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB Memory: 13 GB HDD Capacity: 496 GB Available: 396.91 GB Have been using Retrospect 10 to rebuild catalogues that were previously being used within version 6. The rebuilds have been going fine but lately I have been getting an error of: '!Not enough application memory'. Nothing in my opinion has changed from when we started rebuilding catalogs and in my opinion I would think that the machine being used has plenty of system memory. Has anyone else come across this error on rebuild/repair? Surely there should be an easy solution to this that I'm just missing, or isit simply a bug? Any info would be great. Thanks
  6. I am currently going through a rebuild from a number of tapes and unfortunately Restrospect seems to be getting stuck when it comes to a certain file. Is there any way of just skipping this single file on rebuild or can I only skip to the next tape to continue the rebuild? Thanks Mac:Lion Retrospect:10.5.0
  7. 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.
  8. Longtime Retrospect user, but new V9 user. I am rebuilding catalogs from previous version data sets and it's working well for the most part. Most bothered by the long time it takes for the rebuild of the LTO sets, especially when I have all the old catalogs. But that's another story.... I got through five of six LTO members of my backup set. However, during the sixth LTO scan, the process was stopped (I believe by a power surge overnight). So now I have a semi-correct backup catalog listing 5 members. However, I'm missing the sixth member. Is there a way to continue the rebuild, adding LTO #6 to the mix? Or do I need to start over from scratch? Thanks for any advice....
  9. Hello! We backup our work projects using a LTO tape drive and Retrospect 9. Is there a way to scan a tape to see its content? In a terminal maybe? We had this backup computer using Retrospect 6 but it's dead now. We bought a new computer and new LTO tape drive (went from LTO 3 to 5). I am trying to figure a way to rebuild an old catalog, but by splitting its members (tapes) into different catalogs. The original one had over a hundred members (bad idea) and rebuilding the whole thing would take a couple lifetimes. I would love to be able to see the content of the tapes because we don't need all of our old projects. Maybe I could skip a few tapes and save some time that way. Thank you!
  10. I'm trying to rebuild the catalog from a spanned Retrospect 5 backup set which is on tape. From the Retrospect for Windows version 7.7 help file, "For a Backup Set created with Retrospect 5.0 or 5.1, it requests the first member of the set. " I don't have the first member of the set available. Does that mean I'm out of luck? Note, when I try to start the rebuild with any of the other tapes the choice to skip the first tape is greyed out.
  11. I am rebuilding the catalogs on some Retro 6.1 tapes to see if I can restore from them. When the first rebuild was done, I looked at the log: + Executing Rebuild at 4/22/12 (Activity Thread 1) To Backup Set MercyShare10 [001]... !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 317871024) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 317768288) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 317960128) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 36464464) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 317530656) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 295383072) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 296098384) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 293092656) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 295433920) ... ... a whole bunch of these..... ... !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 314986544) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 315011504) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 315020688) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 315034864) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 315057760) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 315054256) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 315097008) !Backup Set format inconsistency (4 at 315105376) 4/22/12 10:09:19 PM: Execution completed successfully Completed: 3173 files, 39.7 GB Performance: 150.3 MB/minute Duration: 07:16:45 (02:46:45 idle/loading/preparing) What is this "inconsistency" it is complaining about, and then deciding that the rebuild went just fine!?? There were three tapes in this set.
  12. This has been a real frustration to me. I now know how to work around it, and describe how to reproduce it. I have tracked down the trigger for a problem where I rebuild my v6.1 tapes, and Retrospect 9 happily reads the entire tape set, but comes out with a catalog showing zero files. I have documented several similar cases of this here. I have not tried to explore all the combinations of conditions on this, just the ones that were relevant to me. My tape drive is a USB HP DAT72 tape drive (Storage Works). Retro, Mac OS X 10.6 One procedure for reproducing this bug is as follows: 1. Ensure that the tape you want to rebuild does not have a v9 catalog. Tape drive should be empty. 2. Go to the "Media Sets" display, and click on "rebuild". The first dialog selects the type of rebuild. Choose "tape". Click "next". 3. Next dialog selects the device. Choose the (empty) tape drive. Click "next..." 4. Next dialog chooses the location of the catalog. Wait here. Timing is important. Select your catalog location, but DON'T click "rebuild". 5. Insert the tape in the drive. 6. Immediately hit "rebuild" in the dialog. You will get an error. Keep clicking "rebuild" until the dialog is dismissed. Watch the activity, and watch Retro read the tape, without effect - note in the summary window in the activity that no files are counted, and no MB/s rate is displayed. It will read the entire tape, and do nothing. On the other hand, If you wait until Retro has recognized the tape before you click "rebuild", it will work fine. I smell a race, and user frustration for the impatient. (like me. ;->)
  13. Retro 9.0.1 on 10.5.8 If I have several 6.1 backup sets, and want to access them, I need to "rebuild" them. It would be convenient to do them "batch", but that appears to be unavailable. Next best, I thought I could request them manually, and they should run simultaneously, or maybe wait, one for the other. It does not seem to work that way. If I ask for the second rebuild, it finishes immediately, producing a new set with the same name. It appears to create an empty catalog with no members. If I come back and try to rebuild the second, or third media set later, Retro complains that the "new" catalog file already exists. This could be called a feature request, but if it doesn't do the rebuild, I would rather get an error.
  14. Hi, I am trying to rebuild my catalog but 2 media members are missing. I add all of the members into the new 'catalog' that is to be rebuild except the missing members. When the rebuild reaches the missing members, the media button asks for the missing items - even though they are not part of the set I added to the catalog rebuild. There is no 'skip' or 'mark as lost' or any other tool like this it seems to allow the media catalog to be rebuilt. Please help! Thanks
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