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Hi there,

 

Just a question on this error msg. Usr is getting this returned back at them.

 

Client is running OS 10.4.5

 

Usr reports:

 

A customer of ours has just purchased a copy of Retrospect Workgroup. He has 5 machines in the office that need to be backed up every night. He has a Mac Mini which acts as the server with an external hard drive connect to it.

We have installed the software on the Mac mini and the client software on each machine. Issue we are experiencing is when we run the back up script it scans all the files and at the end has error message (in log file) that it can't backup for than 2GB.

 

Any clues?

 

 

I know this used to be a problem on v.5x??

 

Is this still an issue?

 

Could it be due to running a legacy version of AFP on the client machine?

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

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Emile Thomas

Technical Support Engineer

Channelworx Pty Ltd

ph: 03 98352526

mob: 0409 141908

Email: emile@channelworx.com.au

Website: www.channelworx.com.au

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>Client is running OS 10.4.5

 

By "client" do you mean someone for whom you perform consulting services? Or are you referring to Retrospect Client software?

 

> He has a Mac Mini which acts as the server with an external hard drive connect to it.

 

- Does the external hard drive on the Mini act as the location where a File Backup Set is stored?

 

>We have installed the software on the Mac mini and the client software on each machine. Issue

>we are experiencing is when we run the back up script it scans all the files and at the end has error

>message (in log file) that it can't backup for than 2GB.

 

>Any clues?

 

If the answer to the above question is yes, then it's likely that the external hard drive is not formatted as HFS+

 

I know this used to be a problem on v.5x??

 

No it wasn't.

 

>Is this still an issue?

 

Hard drives that are not formatted as HFS+ may not be able to write a single file larger then 2GB

 

>Could it be due to running a legacy version of AFP on the client machine?

 

You haven't described file sharing being used in this configuration; is it?

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