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Retrospect BUG w/ OS X Paths


tcdevlin

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Here is the problem we are facing.

 

6.5.350 Server on XP

6.1.109 Client on OS X (10.2 and 10.3)

 

I want to include the Users directory in the backup however not necessarily caring about the HD names.

 

I put in /Users/ for the include path and no flies get backed up. Either when I add the client or add the HD of the client to the script as a source.

 

When I enter Macintosh HD:Users: it works.

When I select the Users folder as a subvolume it works however this is less than desirable.

 

Why do they claim in the instructions that you can use UNIX paths to include when it flatly doesn't work.

 

Thanks

Robert

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Hi

 

This is not a bug.

 

When you use the "exactly matches" criteria with a path selector for Macs you must include the volume name. Keep in mind, Retrospect does not define what the OS considers to be a full path. The OS makes that distinction. I don't know the exact reasons why this is the case but I suspect there is more to this than meets the eye...

 

How about this using a Path "contains" condition and having it match case as well. You may end up with a few extra files here and there but you can use excludes as needed to get rid of them.

 

Thanks

nate

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