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Retrospect 5.0.238 and problems with external HD backup

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Help. I bought Norton Systemworks 3.0 and installed Retrospect 5.0.238 that came with it. I have Panther OSX 10.3.5. I was backing up my Macintosh HD to a Western Digital USB2 Hard Drive. But then I got a message that execution was incomplete. The Retrospect Log message was "Can't add that much data to backup set. The limit is 2.0 G." I was backing up 260150 files 31.3 GB and 0 GB were completed. There are 2 files added to my external drive: the backup Set and the backup Set Catalog but both are empty. What can I do?

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The complications I encountered when attempting to backup a Mac G4 to an external hardrive via Retrospect 5.0.2 were so frustrating that I rang Dantz support. Their solution was to send out an upgrade to Retrospect 6, which leads me to believe there are far more bugs in version 5 than anyone is willing to admit. I have not yet had the opportunity to install and experiment with the upgrade so I can't tell you if this is the fix-all. If it turns out to be the miracle I need, I'll be shouting from the mountain tops.



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I just purchased Retrospect 6 for Mac OS. I have a G5. I tried today for the first time to backup to an external drive on my home network. It did not complete. Error was:


"Can't add that much data to backup set. The limit is 2.0 G."


It appears that using version 6 does not resolve the problem.

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