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Retrospect Workgroup Ed. 5.0.205 RDUv. 2.8.103, running on OS X 10.1.5




The scenario:




1. Mount appleshare server (OS X Server 10.1.4)


2. Create backup script to backup the entire server.


3. Schedule a "Single Date" backup to run an initial backup.


4. The backup runs, backs up the entire 350GB volume.


5. Without dismounting server, schedule another "Single Date" backup to run an incremental backup (selecting Normal Backup).


6. The backup runs, backs up any new files or changed files.


7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 ad nauseum.


----here's where the problems begin---


8. Dismount server. Mount it again.


9. Schedule another "Single Date" backup to run another incremental backup (selecting Normal Backup).


10. It starts up, begins matching the files to the catalog, but then it starts backing up the entire 350GB volume again. It's not overwriting any of the tapes; it's starting at the end of the last tape, as if every single file on the volume has been updated. It's running a Normal Backup, but it's not doing an incremental anymore.




What gives? TIA.





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There are a number of posts on the forum that reference this problem. It's an Apple bug, and the workaround is to use the Retrospect client.


While the Retrospect Client is always best, the AFP time stamp bug was fixed in OS X 10.2 (Jaguar).




I'm not saying to update to Jaguar right away, as the current version of Retrospect has some issues that may preclude its use for you, but it's something to consider.





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Irena. Thank you for your quick response. I apologize for not searching the forums. No time. Too busy running backups.




So the solutions, based on the two posts above, are:




- run Retrospect Client on my Mac OS X Server 10.1.4 Appleshare server, and set up my OS X 10.1.5 machine as a Backup Server. (Retrospect Client comes with the Workgroup edition, does it not?). This does not excite me as when I put Workgroup on that server it completely hosed the system (blinking blue screen at login; to be fair it was the scsi device that caused it but they are inseparable). I'd rather not put *anything* else on the server.




- Install Jaguar on the Backup machine. Is Retrospect 5.0.205 RDU 2.8.103 compatible with Jaguar? (Or do you mean install Jaguar Server on the Appleshare machine (which isn't gonna happen anytime soon, damn apple and their upgrade pricing scheme).




What a strange bug. Any idea what causes it in the OS?




Thanks again.





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