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I just did a huge backup, and on the second-to-last disk I got a verification failure:


8/8/2007 4:27:29 PM: Comparing RSTC Final on Final Cut Media

File "RSTC Reel 1": miscompare at data offset 233,373,520, path: "RSTC Final/RSTC Reel 1".

Trouble reading: "40-G5 Backup" (0), error 203 (hardware failure).

Additional error information for device "TSSTcorp DVD DL" [0:1],

Sense > 70 00 04 00 00 00 00 0a 00 00 00 00 3e 02 00 00 00 00 00


8/8/2007 5:11:14 PM: Execution incomplete.

Remaining: 2 files, 763.0 MB

Completed: 6 files, 21.4 GB


And it just quit. I tried to run another backup, but it didn't attempt to verify nor did it re-do the file in question or the two remaining files. So, I'm not sure whether the files were successfully backed up or not. Is there a way to find out what the 2 files were and force it to back those up over again? I've started the verification process for the entire backup set (41 disks... yikes, this will take a while).


Running Retrospect version 6.1.126, RDU, Mac OSX 10.4.10, using a Lacie external DVDRW firewire drive.

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You got a 203 hardware error. Your device is not fully supported and is only running because you auto-configured a device driver. This gives a "best guess" at drive support, but doesn't always work.


I would recommend using DVD+R media if you are not, and try to auto-configure the drive again. Otherwise, you need to switch to a supported optical drive until we add support for this device.

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Hi, Mayoff, thanks for the reply.


The drive is running on the newest driver update, it's not auto-configured. This is the 3rd time I've run a backup on the drive since I got it, and this was probably the 7th DVD+R that I was using on this particular backup session. I don't think it's a recurring problem, because I've done more successful backups since it's happened (appending to the same backup set), but I'm just concerned whether the files that it didn't finish verifying are safe (this is a archive backup and I am needing to clean these files off my drive, but don't want to come back in a year when I need to pull them back out and they not be there.)

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