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The is a way to manually sort them by exploiting this lack of automatic sorting but it will most likely be very time consuming if you have a large number of backup sets.

 

In the Backup Set window in Retrospect click the New Folder button, give it a name then click Create. Next drag the backup sets you want to sort into it. Now drag the backup sets to their original location in the order you want. If you have hundreds of backup sets it is worth considering using folders to group together similar backup sets.

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Interesting. We run version 7.6 and there the backup sets are sorted alphabetically.

It was in 7.7 or 8.x (can't remember which now) that the automatic alphabetic sorting of backup sets was removed. The default order changed to list them in the order they were created or added to Retrospect. It was only by accident that I discovered that by moving them in and out of folders that you could put them in a user defined order.

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The is a way to manually sort them by exploiting this lack of automatic sorting but it will most likely be very time consuming if you have a large number of backup sets.

 

In the Backup Set window in Retrospect click the New Folder button, give it a name then click Create. Next drag the backup sets you want to sort into it. Now drag the backup sets to their original location in the order you want. If you have hundreds of backup sets it is worth considering using folders to group together similar backup sets.

 

Thanks for the suggestion, though that sounds like a perfectly awful way to spend a day.

 

Interesting. We run version 7.6 and there the backup sets are sorted alphabetically.

 

Another interesting question is why on earth do you have so many backup sets? "hundreds" in plural means over 200 of them, right?

 

We're running 7.7, and as Scillonian pointed out, the auto-sort is gone.

 

Well, that's actually a very good question. We create a backup set per tape, a legacy from way back when. It never actually occurred to me that we could use one backup set for a hundred tapes. Won't that be pretty hellish if we lose the backup set and need to re-create from tape, though?

 

And yes, if we don't have over 200, we will soon.

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