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I created a new Recycle file set backup with separate catalog file on a new Firewire drive, and the resulting catalog file is corrupt ("Catalog file 'eGenome Backup 2' is damaged and cannot be used" was the error given by the GUI). The log file (included below) contains a number of suspicious-looking errors.

 

 

 

I'm using Retro Workgroup for Mac 5.0.203 running on OS X 10.1.4.

 

 

 

I've been doing incremental backups to a BUSlink Firewire drive for a couple weeks. I introduced a new Firewire drive to my backup scheme so I can use the two drives on alternate weeks, keeping one drive off-site when not in use. I set up the script to do a Recycle backup on Fridays and a Normal backup on other days. The problem may have resulted from the right volume not being mounted at the right time,

 

 

 

My backup scheme is as follows:

 

 

 

Configure/Backup Sets: there are two backup sets, and on any given day only one is used. "eGenome Backup" is defined on the external Firewire volume EGENOME_BACKUP1. The other backup set is "eGenome Backup 2" on another Firewire drive whose volume is called EGENOME_BACKUP2. DES encyption is in use.

 

Automate/Scripts: the backup is being driven by a backup script

 

Sources: (the local machine)

 

Backup Clients container (containing various network clients including OS X and OS 9)

 

Destinations: eGenome Backup

 

eGenome Backup 2

 

Selecting: All Files Except Cache Files

 

Options: Verification on

 

Data compression

 

Schedule:

 

Recycle backup to eGenome Backup 2 every other week on Friday, starting, e.g. 4/26/2002

 

Normal backup to eGenome Backup 2 every other week on SMTWT.S, starting, e.g. 4/27/2002

 

Recycle backup to eGenome Backup every other week on Friday, starting, e.g. 5/3/2002

 

Normal backup to eGenome Backup every other week on SMTWT.S, starting, e.g. 5/4/2002

 

 

 

The second backup set, "eGenome Backup 2", was used for the first time on 4/26/02.

 

 

 

The log file starting 4/25/02 follows. The beginning of the log file shows the last backup of the week for EGENOME_BACKUP1 (eGenome Backup). One oddity is the failed attempt to start with a Recycle backup, followed by a good normal backup. This can be explained by the fact that the script was wrong, and when I noticed it fail, I modified it.

 

 

 

The first backup of EGENOME_BACKUP2 (eGenome Backup 2) happens on 4/26/02. I don't understand the very last entry for 4/25/02. Retrospect indicates that it is splitting out the catalog for "eGenome Backup 2", but I'm pretty sure that EGENOME_BACKUP2, the necessary volume, was not attached that night.

 

 

 

Other notes on the log file:

 

*) Why are there several normal log messages that are truncated, e.g. "Recycle backup using EasyScript Backup at 4/26/2002 9:00 PM To backup s" ? This isn't very confidence-inspiring.

 

*) Can't access catalog for backup set eGenome Backup 2, error -108 (not enough m [THIS ERROR MESSAGE IS ALSO TRUNCATED!]

 

*) Can't read file “Retro.Config (5.0)”, error -39 (unexpected end of file), path: “COMPdb Development HD/Library/Preferences/Retrospect/Retro.Config (5.0) [iS THIS NORMAL?]

 

 

 

I am currently rebuilding the catalog, but I'm not feeling a high level of confidence in Retrospect right now (I am fresh off an episode of a stuck OS X client).

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Kevin Murphy

 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

 

 

 

- - - - - - - - - - - RETROSPECT LOG FILE -------------------

 

? Retrospect version 5.0.203

 

launched at 4/25/2002 8:30 PM

 

 

 

+ Recycle backup using EasyScript Backup at 4/25/2002 8:46 PM

 

Can't access catalog for backup set eGenome Backup, error -43 (file/folder not found).

 

4/25/2002 8:46:49 PM: Execution incomplete.

 

 

 

? Retrospect version 5.0.203

 

launched at 4/25/2002 9:05 PM

 

 

 

+ Normal backup using EasyScript Backup at 4/25/2002 9:17 PM

 

To backup set eGenome Backup…

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:17:00 PM: Copying COMPdb Development HD…

 

4/25/2002 9:19:54 PM: Comparing COMPdb Development HD…

 

File “Operations Log”: different data size (set: 907,762, vol: 907,834), path: “COMPdb Development HD/Library/Preferences/Retrospect/Operations Log”.

 

File “system.log”: different modification date/time (set: 4/25/2002 9:14:40 PM, vol: 4/25/2002 9:19:47 PM), path: “COMPdb Development HD/private/var/log/system.log”.

 

4/25/2002 9:19:54 PM: 2 execution errors.

 

Completed: 34 files, 2508 KB, with 0% compression

 

Performance: 32.6 MB/minute (16.3 copy, 0.0 compare)

 

Duration: 00:02:54 (00:02:45 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/25/2002 9:19:55 PM: Connected to COMPdb Server

 

* Resolved container COMPdb Server to 3 volumes:

 

COMPdb Server HD on COMPdb Server

 

Database HD on COMPdb Server

 

Macintosh_HD2 on COMPdb Server

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:19:56 PM: Copying COMPdb Server HD on COMPdb Server…

 

4/25/2002 9:20:54 PM: Comparing COMPdb Server HD on COMPdb Server…

 

File “system.log”: different modification date/time (set: 4/25/2002 3:15:16 AM, vol: 4/25/2002 9:20:52 PM), path: “COMPdb Server HD/private/var/log/system.log”.

 

4/25/2002 9:20:55 PM: 1 execution errors.

 

Completed: 16 files, 43 KB, with 0% compression

 

Performance: 1.2 MB/minute (0.8 copy, 2.5 compare)

 

Duration: 00:00:59 (00:00:55 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:20:57 PM: Copying Database HD on COMPdb Server…

 

4/25/2002 9:21:04 PM: Comparing Database HD on COMPdb Server…

 

4/25/2002 9:21:06 PM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Completed: 9 files, 1721 KB, with 78% compression

 

Performance: 67.2 MB/minute (100.8 copy, 50.4 compare)

 

Duration: 00:00:09 (00:00:06 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:21:07 PM: Copying Macintosh_HD2 on COMPdb Server…

 

4/25/2002 9:21:07 PM: No files need to be copied.

 

4/25/2002 9:21:13 PM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Duration: 00:00:06 (00:00:06 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/25/2002 9:21:15 PM: Connected to eGenome Mail/FTP

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:21:16 PM: Copying eGenome Web HD on eGenome Mail/FTP…

 

4/25/2002 9:24:42 PM: Comparing eGenome Web HD on eGenome Mail/FTP…

 

4/25/2002 9:24:43 PM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Completed: 2 files, 2621 KB, with 0% compression

 

Performance: 76.7 MB/minute (51.1 copy, 153.5 compare)

 

Duration: 00:03:27 (00:03:23 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/25/2002 9:24:44 PM: Connected to Kevin Murphy's Computer

 

Can't reserve backup client Kevin Murphy's Computer, error 519 (network communication failed).

 

 

 

4/25/2002 9:28:45 PM: Connected to Quasar

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:28:45 PM: Copying Quasar on Quasar…

 

4/25/2002 9:30:35 PM: Comparing Quasar on Quasar…

 

4/25/2002 9:30:36 PM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Completed: 2 files, 198 KB, with 0% compression

 

Performance: 0.1 MB/minute (0.1 copy, 11.6 compare)

 

Duration: 00:01:51 (00:05:38 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/25/2002 9:30:36 PM: Execution incomplete.

 

Total performance: 19.3 MB/minute with 0% compression

 

Total duration: 00:13:36 (00:12:53 idle/loading/preparing)

 

Quit at 4/25/2002 9:35 PM

 

 

 

 

 

? Retrospect version 5.0.203

 

launched at 4/25/2002 9:36 PM

 

* Kevin Murphy's Computer: forgotten from client database

 

* Kevin Murphy's Computer: logged into client database

 

 

 

+ Normal backup using EasyScript Backup at 4/25/2002 9:55 PM

 

To backup set eGenome Backup…

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:55:37 PM: Copying COMPdb Development HD…

 

4/25/2002 9:58:20 PM: Comparing COMPdb Development HD…

 

File “Operations Log”: different data size (set: 911,721, vol: 911,793), path: “COMPdb Development HD/Library/Preferences/Retrospect/Operations Log”.

 

File “retrorunfile”: different modification date/time (set: 4/25/2002 9:55:37 PM, vol: 4/25/2002 9:58:24 PM), path: “COMPdb Development HD/Library/Preferences/Retrospect/retrorunfile”.

 

4/25/2002 9:58:26 PM: 2 execution errors.

 

Completed: 7 files, 1982 KB, with 0% compression

 

Performance: 16.5 MB/minute (14.5 copy, 19.3 compare)

 

Duration: 00:02:49 (00:02:35 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/25/2002 9:58:26 PM: Connected to COMPdb Server

 

* Resolved container COMPdb Server to 3 volumes:

 

COMPdb Server HD on COMPdb Server

 

Database HD on COMPdb Server

 

Macintosh_HD2 on COMPdb Server

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:58:27 PM: Copying COMPdb Server HD on COMPdb Server…

 

4/25/2002 9:59:24 PM: Comparing COMPdb Server HD on COMPdb Server…

 

4/25/2002 9:59:25 PM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Completed: 4 files, 5 KB, with 0% compression

 

Performance: 0.1 MB/minute (0.1 copy, 0.2 compare)

 

Duration: 00:00:58 (00:00:53 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:59:26 PM: Copying Database HD on COMPdb Server…

 

4/25/2002 9:59:26 PM: No files need to be copied.

 

4/25/2002 9:59:31 PM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Duration: 00:00:05 (00:00:05 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:59:32 PM: Copying Macintosh_HD2 on COMPdb Server…

 

4/25/2002 9:59:32 PM: No files need to be copied.

 

4/25/2002 9:59:36 PM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Duration: 00:00:04 (00:00:04 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/25/2002 9:59:39 PM: Connected to eGenome Mail/FTP

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 9:59:39 PM: Copying eGenome Web HD on eGenome Mail/FTP…

 

4/25/2002 10:03:03 PM: Comparing eGenome Web HD on eGenome Mail/FTP…

 

4/25/2002 10:03:03 PM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Completed: 1 files, 186 KB, with 0% compression

 

Performance: 10.8 MB/minute (5.4 copy, 0.0 compare)

 

Duration: 00:03:24 (00:03:22 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/25/2002 10:03:04 PM: Connected to Kevin Murphy's Computer

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 10:03:04 PM: Copying Kevin's HD on Kevin Murphy's Computer…

 

4/25/2002 10:06:08 PM: Comparing Kevin's HD on Kevin Murphy's Computer…

 

File “mail.log”: different modification date/time (set: 4/25/2002 9:52:11 PM, vol: 4/25/2002 10:04:34 PM), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/log/mail.log”.

 

File “retroclient.log”: different modification date/time (set: 4/25/2002 10:02:11 PM, vol: 4/25/2002 10:04:34 PM), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/log/retroclient.log”.

 

File “system.log”: different data size (set: 196,079, vol: 196,246), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/log/system.log”.

 

File “.web_monitor”: different modification date/time (set: 4/25/2002 10:04:02 PM, vol: 4/25/2002 10:05:01 PM), path: “Kevin's HD/Users/murphy/.web_monitor”.

 

4/25/2002 10:06:32 PM: 4 execution errors.

 

Completed: 945 files, 82.0 MB, with 8% compression

 

Performance: 158.5 MB/minute (129.3 copy, 204.8 compare)

 

Duration: 00:03:28 (00:02:26 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/25/2002 10:06:34 PM: Connected to Quasar

 

 

 

- 4/25/2002 10:06:34 PM: Copying Quasar on Quasar…

 

4/25/2002 10:08:26 PM: Comparing Quasar on Quasar…

 

4/25/2002 10:08:26 PM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Completed: 2 files, 198 KB, with 0% compression

 

Performance: 11.6 MB/minute (5.8 copy, 0.0 compare)

 

Duration: 00:01:52 (00:01:50 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/25/2002 10:08:26 PM: 6 execution errors.

 

Total performance: 107.5 MB/minute with 0% compression

 

Total duration: 00:12:49 (00:11:15 idle/loading/preparing)

 

Quit at 4/25/2002 10:11 PM

 

 

 

? Retrospect version 5.0.203

 

launched at 4/25/2002 10:11 PM

 

* Separating file backup set:

 

Data file name: eGenome Backup 2

 

Catalog file name: eGenome Backup 2.cat

 

 

 

+ Recycle backup using EasyScript Backup at 4/26/2002 9:00 PM

 

To backup s

 

+ Recycle backup using EasyScript Backup at 4/26/2002 9:00 PM

 

Can't access catalog for backup set eGenome Backup 2, error -108 (not enough m Can't read file “Operations Log”, error -39 (unexpected end of file), path: “COMPdb Development HD/Library/Preferences/Retrospect/Operations Log”.

 

Can't read file “Retro.Config (5.0)”, error -39 (unexpected end of file), path: “COMPdb Development HD/Library/Preferences/Retrospect/Retro.Config (5.0)”.

 

4/26/2002 11:41:33 PM: Comparing COMPdb Development HD…

 

File “SystemEntropyCache”: different modification date/time (set: 4/26/2002 10:19:02 PM, vol: 4/27/2002 1:29:04 AM), path: “COMPdb Development HD/private/var/db/SystemEntropyCache”.

 

File “system.log”: different modification date/time (set: 4/26/2002 9:10:42 PM, vol: 4/26/2002 11:23:59 PM), path: “COMPdb Development HD/private/var/log/system.log”.

 

File “ntp.drift”: different data size (set: 7, vol: 6), path: “COMPdb Development HD/private/var/run/ntp.drift”.

 

4/27/2002 2:04:04 AM: 5 execution errors.

 

Completed: 91616 files, 14.4 GB, with 41% compression

 

Performance: 97.7 MB/minute (92.8 copy, 103.2 compare)

 

Duration: 05:03:44 (00:02:37 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/27/2002 2:04:11 AM: Connected to COMPdb Server

 

* Resolved container COMPdb Server to 3 volumes:

 

COMPdb Server HD on COMPdb Server

 

Database HD on COMPdb Server

 

Macintosh_HD2 on COMPdb Server

 

 

 

- 4/27/2002 2:04:11 AM: Copying COMPdb Server HD on COMPdb Server…

 

4/27/2002 2:29:42 AM: Comparing COMPdb Server HD on COMPdb Server…

 

File “system.log”: different modification date/time (set: 4/26/2002 3:15:17 AM, vol: 4/27/2002 2:22:14 AM), path: “COMPdb Server HD/private/var/log/system.log”.

 

4/27/2002 2:51:22 AM: 1 execution errors.

 

Completed: 15992 files, 1.8 GB, with 18% compression

 

Performance: 78.3 MB/minute (73.7 copy, 83.4 compare)

 

Duration: 00:47:11 (00:00:59 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

- 4/27/2002 2:51:23 AM: Copying Database HD on COMPdb Server…

 

4/27/2002 3:02:46 AM: Comparing Database HD on COMPdb Server…

 

4/27/2002 3:11:52 AM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Completed: 692 files, 1.7 GB, with 68% compression

 

Performance: 165.1 MB/minute (149.5 copy, 184.3 compare)

 

Duration: 00:20:29 (00:00:10 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

- 4/27/2002 3:11:53 AM: Copying Macintosh_HD2 on COMPdb Server…

 

4/27/2002 3:14:19 AM: Comparing Macintosh_HD2 on COMPdb Server…

 

4/27/2002 3:16:17 AM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Completed: 10 files, 97.8 MB, with 0% compression

 

Performance: 46.1 MB/minute (43.1 copy, 49.6 compare)

 

Duration: 00:04:24 (00:00:10 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/27/2002 3:16:20 AM: Connected to eGenome Mail/FTP

 

 

 

- 4/27/2002 3:16:20 AM: Copying eGenome Web HD on eGenome Mail/FTP…

 

4/27/2002 3:39:39 AM: Comparing eGenome Web HD on eGenome Mail/FTP…

 

4/27/2002 4:01:45 AM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Completed: 12780 files, 1.9 GB, with 44% compression

 

Performance: 87.8 MB/minute (92.7 copy, 83.4 compare)

 

Duration: 00:45:25 (00:03:26 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/27/2002 4:01:47 AM: Connected to Kevin Murphy's Computer

 

 

 

- 4/27/2002 4:01:47 AM: Copying Kevin's HD on Kevin Murphy's Computer…

 

Can't read file “dfg3M8lN501428”, error -43 (file/folder not found), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/dfg3M8lN501428”.

 

Can't read file “dfg3M8lN601428”, error -43 (file/folder not found), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/dfg3M8lN601428”.

 

Can't read file “dfg3M8lN701428”, error -43 (file/folder not found), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/dfg3M8lN701428”.

 

Can't read file “dfg3M8lN801428”, error -43 (file/folder not found), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/dfg3M8lN801428”.

 

Can't read file “qfg3M8lN501428”, error -43 (file/folder not found), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/qfg3M8lN501428”.

 

Can't read file “qfg3M8lN601428”, error -43 (file/folder not found), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/qfg3M8lN601428”.

 

Can't read file “qfg3M8lN701428”, error -43 (file/folder not found), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/qfg3M8lN701428”.

 

Can't read file “qfg3M8lN801428”, error -43 (file/folder not found), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/qfg3M8lN801428”.

 

4/27/2002 6:20:33 AM: Comparing Kevin's HD on Kevin Murphy's Computer…

 

File “SystemEntropyCache”: different modification date/time (set: 4/27/2002 4:12:50 AM, vol: 4/27/2002 6:22:51 AM), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/db/SystemEntropyCache”.

 

File “mail.log”: different data size (set: 1849, vol: 2385), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/log/mail.log”.

 

File “retropds.log”: different data size (set: 8009, vol: 8607), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/log/retropds.log”.

 

File “system.log”: different data size (set: 20,025, vol: 41,701), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/log/system.log”.

 

File “ntp.drift”: different modification date/time (set: 4/27/2002 4:51:56 AM, vol: 4/27/2002 6:51:56 AM), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/run/ntp.drift”.

 

Can't read file “dfg3MAlN501790”, error -43 (file/folder not found), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/dfg3MAlN501790”.

 

Can't read file “qfg3MAlN501790”, error -43 (file/folder not found), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/qfg3MAlN501790”.

 

File “qfg3MBlN501971”: different modification date/time (set: 4/27/2002 4:52:03 AM, vol: 4/27/2002 6:52:04 AM), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/qfg3MBlN501971”.

 

File “qfg3MBlN601971”: different modification date/time (set: 4/27/2002 4:52:03 AM, vol: 4/27/2002 6:52:04 AM), path: “Kevin's HD/private/var/spool/mqueue/qfg3MBlN601971”.

 

[various expected errors due to mqueue files ...]

 

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4/27/2002 8:18:25 AM: 197 execution errors.

 

Completed: 86626 files, 9.5 GB, with 20% compression

 

Performance: 76.0 MB/minute (70.9 copy, 82.0 compare)

 

Duration: 04:16:38 (00:02:27 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/27/2002 8:18:31 AM: Connected to Quasar

 

 

 

- 4/27/2002 8:18:31 AM: Copying Quasar on Quasar…

 

4/27/2002 9:35:31 AM: Comparing Quasar on Quasar…

 

4/27/2002 10:37:06 AM: Execution completed successfully.

 

Completed: 22664 files, 7.4 GB, with 49% compression

 

Performance: 110.8 MB/minute (100.9 copy, 122.9 compare)

 

Duration: 02:18:35 (00:02:00 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/27/2002 10:37:06 AM: 203 execution errors.

 

Total performance: 6.0 MB/minute with 37% compression

 

Total duration: 13:36:46 (00:11:49 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

+ Normal backup using EasyScript Backup at 4/27/2002 9:00 PM

 

To backup se

 

+ Normal backup using EasyScript Backup at 4/27/2002 9:00 PM

 

To backup set eGeno Can't save catalog, error -39 (unexpected end of file).

 

4/27/2002 9:04:18 PM: Execution incomplete.

 

Remaining: 52 files, 3310 KB

 

Completed: 0 files, zero KB

 

Performance: 0.0 MB/minute

 

Duration: 00:03:59 (00:03:48 idle/loading/preparing)

 

 

 

4/27/2002 9:04:18 PM: Execution incomplete.

 

Total duration: 00:03:59 (00:03:48 idle/loading/preparing)

 

Quit at 4/27/2002 9:04 PM

 

 

 

omplete.

 

Total duration: 00:03:40 (00:03:32 idle/loading/preparing)

 

Quit at 4/27/2002 9:04 PM

 

 

 

 

 

? Retrospect version 5.0.203

 

launched at 4/29/2002 12:18 PM

 

 

 

 

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How large is the file backup set?

 

 

 

Have you tried repairing from the tools menu?

 

 

 

How is the external drive formatted?

 

 

 

If you are using two drives, you need to create two different backup sets and schedule backups accordingly -- don't try and "trick" Retrospect into backing up to the wrong file. This could be the source of the problem. It could also be corruption of a different stripr though. In the log, it reports errors on the Retro.Config and Retrospect Operations Log. This may mean that these files have been corrupted or damaged.

 

 

 

If possible, start fresh. Format both drives as HFS + using OS X's Disk Utility. Create one backup set for each drive and create a script that backs up according to a schedule convenient to you. You can create a backup server script, which will back up to whatever drive you have mounted at the time of the backup. (See your User's Guide for details on setting up a backup server script.)

 

 

 

Monitor your backup for errors. When you get one, try and pinpoint why, and, if needed, take action to correct it instead of continuing to backup to that set.

 

 

 

Irena Solomon

 

Dantz Tech Support

 

 

 

 

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Irena,

 

 

 

> How large is the file backup set?

 

 

 

22.7 GB out of 111 GB.

 

 

 

> Have you tried repairing from the tools menu?

 

 

 

Yes. It took an awfully long time (4 hrs). It just finished in the last few minutes. Unfortunately, this was the result:

 

 

 

+ Executing Recatalog at 4/29/2002 12:39 PM

 

To backup set eGenome Backup 2…

 

Bad backup set header found (0xfd47265c at 8,387,586).

 

Backup set format inconsistency (12 at 8387845)

 

4/29/2002 4:41:42 PM: 2 execution errors.

 

Completed: 230378 files, 22.8 GB

 

Performance: 96.3 MB/minute

 

Duration: 04:02:12

 

 

 

> How is the external drive formatted?

 

 

 

HFS+, using the Disk Utility.

 

 

 

> If you are using two drives, you need to create two different backup sets and schedule backups

 

> accordingly -- don't try and "trick" Retrospect into backing up to the wrong file. This could be the

 

> source of the problem.

 

 

 

I have two different backup sets, one for each drive, with backups scheduled on alternating weeks. The drives have different names.

 

 

 

> It could also be corruption of a different stripr though. In the log, it reports errors on the

 

> Retro.Config and Retrospect Operations Log. This may mean that these files have been

 

> corrupted or damaged.

 

> If possible, start fresh.

 

 

 

Well, I did, but I can do so again.

 

 

 

>Format both drives as HFS + using OS X's Disk Utility. Create one backup set for each

 

> drive and create a script that backs up according to a schedule convenient to you.

 

 

 

I had already done those things.

 

 

 

> You can create a backup server script, which will back up to whatever drive you have

 

> mounted at the time of the backup.

 

 

 

Thanks, I will look into that variety of script.

 

 

 

Speaking as a software engineer, it seems likely that this error was caused by Retrospect failing to handle some unusual circumstance properly. I hope that these reports make it back to engineering.

 

 

 

-Kevin

 

 

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