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I've always had trouble scheduling Sunday backups in Retrospect (Mac 6.x, Windows 7.6, Windows 7.7); Mac 8.2.0 (399) is no different.

 

I set up a new script, set it to back up at 10PM, weekly, every 4 weeks, with every day selected. I set up four media sets, have one starting each Monday for the next four weeks. Scheduled activities are showing backups starting on 3/28, on 3/29, 3/30, 3/31, 4/1, 4/2, 4/4... Skipping Sunday 4/3. For no reason.

 

8.2.0 doesn't allow picking a start date in the past, and doesn't allow setting a day to rotate tapes (as does Windows 7.7, at least when creating a script (or the initial program configuration?); not sure that can be changed later).

 

I had to set up a separate script to backup up one time on Sunday; that one does show up in scheduled activities. I really don't want to, and shouldn't have to, do that every week.

 

Why can't a normal script back up on Sunday?

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I've always had trouble scheduling Sunday backups in Retrospect (Mac 6.x, Windows 7.6, Windows 7.7); Mac 8.2.0 (399) is no different.

 

I set up a new script, set it to back up at 10PM, weekly, every 4 weeks, with every day selected. I set up four media sets, have one starting each Monday for the next four weeks. Scheduled activities are showing backups starting on 3/28, on 3/29, 3/30, 3/31, 4/1, 4/2, 4/4... Skipping Sunday 4/3. For no reason.

 

8.2.0 doesn't allow picking a start date in the past, and doesn't allow setting a day to rotate tapes (as does Windows 7.7, at least when creating a script (or the initial program configuration?); not sure that can be changed later).

 

I had to set up a separate script to backup up one time on Sunday; that one does show up in scheduled activities. I really don't want to, and shouldn't have to, do that every week.

 

Why can't a normal script back up on Sunday?

It seems as a weekly schedule is hardcoded as always starting on a Sunday. Your script doesn't start until Monday, leaving the Sundays out of your schedule.

 

EDIT: Perhaps you could schedule an additional backup that runs ONLY on Sundays, every 4 weeks?

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It seems as a weekly schedule is hardcoded as always starting on a Sunday. Your script doesn't start until Monday, leaving the Sundays out of your schedule.

 

EDIT: Perhaps you could schedule an additional backup that runs ONLY on Sundays, every 4 weeks?

 

Yes, that's what I think. I shouldn't have to set up an additional script...

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