drmathprog Posted April 22, 2005 Report Share Posted April 22, 2005 I licensed 6.5 a few years ago, but it never worked, and I abandoned it. I'm now trying the 7.0 demo to determine if anything has changed. So far, no luck. I've tried backups on 3 different Dells: 1. Optiplex GX270 with XP Pro and SP1 and an NEC ND-2100AD DVD drive; 2. 360 Workstation with W2K, SP4 and both a NEC ND-1100A DVD and a Plexitor PX-708UF DVD drive; and 3. 650 Workstation with XP Pro and SP1 and an NEC ND-1100A DVD drive. On each, Retrospect 7.0 installs correctly and runs successfully the "Configure CD/DVD drive" routine. I set it up for DVD +RW, and it seems satisfied with that. When I attempt a simple boot drive backup, it successfully creates a backup set of DVD+RW discs. I have the "Verify" option set. On every drive and every machine, the verify process discovers hundreds of errors. They are all of the " error -206 drive reported a failure: dirty heads, bad media, etc." variety. This occurs with both Imation and Fujifilm brands media. This seems like a pretty big coincidence to me; particulary since all the machines and DVD drives seem to work properly for other uses. Is Retrospect still not ready for prime time? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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