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I am trying to restore backup content from 32 tapes using Retrospect 6.1 on Mac OS X 10.4. After processing data from tape 30 the next tape was requested but could not be found immediatly. So it was marked as missing and restore went on with next tape. Now that tape 31 is found again how can its content be restored without repeating the whole procedure that took more than a week?

I could not find anything in the Retrospect user's guide and appreciate any hint.

Thank you very much.

playersons

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Now that tape 31 is found again how can its content be restored without repeating the whole procedure that took more than a week?

If your restore is for an entire disk or for replacing corresponding files, Retrospect will recognize the files that are already restored and will not restore them a second time. However, if the files have been changed since they were restored, Retrospect will overwrite all the changed files with the earlier versions from your tapes. If the files you've restored include something other than document files—say, contain logs, preference files, etc.—Retrospect could end up pulling a good number of files from your earlier tapes.

 

To avoid this possibility, perform your subsequent restore by selecting only those files that were backed up later than the date and time that tape 31 was first written to. You can find this information by going to Configure> Backup Sets> Configure [your_backup_set]> Members.

 

If you have already restored from tape 32, you can further limit the restore process by choosing to restore only those files that were backed up between the dates and times that tapes 31 and 32 were first written to.

 

Hope this helps.

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