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Can't read from DDS-4 Tapes

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Wierd One.Since installing Retro 5, I can no longer restore from any legacy DDS-4 tape.


DDS-2 and DDS-3 work Fine!!!! I can also write a NEW DDS-4 tape, and that one will restore back to the Hard drive OK. Even wierder - Retro 4.3 is behaving the same way. Restores will start, copy about 3 megs, and then just stop (the two activity lights - source and destination, just stop flickering). There is no error message, and this state continues until I tell the restore to stop (incomplete.) It's not crashing or freezing - just stopping. Same DDS-4 DAT drive I've been using flawlessly for a year with 4.3. Only device on the scsi buss. Same cord. Nothing else new installed or changed. I stand to loose 100 gigs of backups if this doesn't get resolved, so I'm concerned. Any ideas anybody? G4 Mac 733, 840 Ram, Sys 9.2.2


Michael Hamilton

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Please provide details on your configuration:




Retrospect Version and build


RDU (if present)


Computer Model and speed


OS X version and build


Device (from Retrospect's Configure > Devices > Device Status window)


Device firmware (in the version column of the Device Status window)


Device interface


Media brand and size


Other Devices


Adapter Card


Adapter Card firmware


Adapter Card driver for OS X








Irena Solomon


Dantz Tech Support



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