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What is an appropriate procedure if you receive errors of "miscompare at data offset" during a scheduled backup?

 

Should you attempt to backup the individual files?

Is this commonly a media error?

It would be nice if Retrospect offered a "do-over" of the last operation that reported errors.

 

thanks,

 

j

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What is an appropriate procedure if you receive errors of "miscompare at data offset" during a scheduled backup?

 


Miscompare errors mean that the file currently on the source volume doesn't match the file on the backup medium. If the file happens to be one in active use by the system or an application, it may simply mean that the file was modified between the time it was backed up and the time it was compared, which is likely not a problem. Less commonly, it can mean trouble with the destination backup set device, cables, or media; or even less commonly, problems with the source volume. You should examine each of these errors to try and determine which of the above might apply. For example, lots of errors with old, inactive files would likely point to problems with the destination (or source), while a few errors with files known to be open are probably not a problem.

 

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It would be nice if Retrospect offered a "do-over" of the last operation that reported errors.

 


It does.

 

Retrospect will back up the file(s) in question at the next scheduled backup, or, if you choose, the next immediate backup.

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