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Setting up Selectors for Mac OS X

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I have Retrospect 5.0 installed on a Mac OS X 10.1.5 system. I can backup the OS 9 users without issue. Backup of Mac OS X client is a different story. Even though our old selector is set to backup any folder called Documents, it isn't.




Is there a better way to set up a selector to backup the contents of a User's folder?

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Do you want to back up the entire User's folder? If so, it might be easier to just define that as your source and not use selectors. If you do wish to use a selector, using one that include Enclosing Folder name contains "Documents" should work.




Selectors are tricky. You need to make sure that the selection criteria themselves are correct, and then you need to make sure they've been linked correctly.




A good rule of thumb is to make sure that unrelated criteria are linked by "or." For example, how do you select a folder whose name is "Applications" AND whose name is "System Folder?" It's impossible. But it makes much more sense to select a folder whose name is "Applications" OR whose name is "System Folder."




Another good thing to remember is to "check" your Selector. Do this by, in your Selector edit window, selecting "Check Selector" from the Selector menu. Choose a volume and Retrospect will apply your Selector to that volume in real-time. This will save you having to wait until a backup to see if it's been set up correctly.

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