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MD 5 errors on backup, verify AND RESTORE [Error Codes??]


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I get 'MD 5' errors in backups, verify and most recently in restore. You can see in this thread that I'm not the only one, seems to occur in various platforms of Retro and with several different types of files. I can pin down the history on this particular occurrence since it was a recent failure and was noted in subsequent backup from a newly started (recycled) backup through the next incremental backup and lastly with a restore of that backup to a working drive. 

 

See the long standing thread comments from others and myself in context here: http://forums.retrospect.com/index.php?/topic/151903-md5-digest-calculated-incorreectly/

 

I have not yet verified the specific files with errors listed to see if somehow the files are OK. Suppose it's possible that the files are OK and that this 'error' is really a warning that the files were being modified when the backup was running (hence not the most current version). However that is not my understanding of what the MD5 error means.

 

Which is the last point. If that is indeed the case and the error codes prove inconsequential to the quality of the files recovered then at least, the error codes and their meanings posted elsewhere are BADLY outdated. At least they should be thoroughly updated with current numbering and descriptions... 

 

Post of the entire cycle (Backup, Verify, Restore):Retro_MD5 Errors_Backup, Verify, Restore.rtf

 

Thanks for your attention to this matter. 

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