pholzmann Posted June 3, 2002 Report Share Posted June 3, 2002 Evaluating Retrospect, hoping we can both use and recommend to many clients around the world. Finding a number of strange/painful problems. Here's our #1 current issue (several posts will follow with others): Bottom Line: I'm getting error -517 Backup Client is Busy, and can't get it to go away. Need some ideas. Scenario: - Retrospect is loaded on a high end laptop, with (VXA LVD/SE SCSI tape) backup drive attached. - We have three separate locations that need backing up. Once set up, our idea is to use the drive on a desktop machine in one location, and 'borrow' the drive to do backups in the other locations using a laptop. - Have successfully backed up one of the remote locations using the laptop - Now brought the laptop to a second location, installed a client on one of the machines on the LAN, and attempted to connect to the client. Symptoms: * The client (running Win2k Pro, with all other software disabled) easily installed the client software, and was visible to Retrospect as a client. * However, when either "Refreshing" the client properties window, or closing it, there's a long delay and then we get error -517 Backup Client is Busy. Things tried: * Reinstalling the client * Lots of reboots * Ensuring other software is disabled * Ensuring the computers are idle * Ensuring TCP/IP is clean and happy Any other ideas? This is a bit frustrating! Could Retrospect somehow be confused since the DHCP IP address used for backups at location A is different (of course) from the IP address assigned when the laptop is moved to location B? I don't see anywhere to configure this. Thanks much, Pete Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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