Jeff2003 Posted April 16, 2005 Report Share Posted April 16, 2005 Hi... Running Retrospect 6.5 on a Windows XP machine.... I am experiencing the same frustration as others with the snapshot creation. I have been experiencing some other problems with Restrospect and external hard drives, so I started getting more involved in the backup process today. I performed a recycle backup this morning that took about 2 hours, which is about what I would have expected. I then wanted to make sure that I wouldn't experience the "Preparing to Execute" problem with the external hard drive I had experienced before, so I added one file to one of my partitions, and I ran a "Normal" backup with Retrospect. It took over 35 minutes to complete the process, with over 25 minutes of it being taken to build a snapshot of the root drive/partition. This may be a naive question; but, in the course of building the snapshot, am I not working the hard drives (RAID 0 configuration) a lot harder than necessary? I guess what I'm really getting at is that it seems like the backup program that I am using is actually making the hard drives more susceptible to failure. I don't know exactly what the MTBF numbers are for the drives; but, in RAID 0, the system time is basically cut in half anyway.... I sure don't want to tax the system more with a software that might drive it over the edge. I'm wondering if it would be better to use software that would be more involved on a restore, but less taxing in operation. Any thoughts? Thanks Jeff Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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