While this is a good way to prevent redundant backups of the same client at
short intervals, Retrospect is still constantly polling the network when
Backup Server is active. This is how it's able to know when you've set your
client to "Back Up ASAP."

The "back up every..." setting applies to specific volumes, not clients.
Meaning that even though a client was backed up within the last 24 hours (or
whatever interval you set), if you add a volume within that time, Retrospect
will note that the next time the client is polled and back the client up
again.

This is what Julia is seeing.

Matthew
Technical Support Specialist
Dantz Development Corporation
925.253.3050 
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> From: Luke Jaeger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Organization: Disney Magazine Publishing
> Reply-To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 14:24:40 -0400
> To: retro-talk <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: Backup Server Questions
> 
> At the server, you can set the prefs for each backup server script to
> tell it how long to wait before trying to back up the same user again. I
> think it's called the 'backup interval.' So that once a user is backed
> up, the backup server won't look at their machine again for X number of hours.
> 
> Julia Frizzell wrote:
>> 
>> I am testing using Retrospect as a backup server during the day, to
>> back up our laptops so that those who use them won't have to leave
>> them overnight (when our regular backup script goes into operation).
>> 
>> We're testing it this week with a few of the laptop users, before
>> trying to put it into full effect. And I've run into one possible
>> snag.
>> 
>> One of our more sophisticated users was backed up in the morning, and
>> then restarted his computer in order to attach an external zip drive
>> to it, he was prompted to be backed up again.
>> 
>> Would this be because he restarted the computer after the backup? Or
>> perhaps because he added another volume to his desktop (the zip
>> disk)? Or was it just a fluke?
>> 
>> Thanks in advance!
>> 
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Julia Frizzell
>> User Consultant/Analyst
>> The Education Alliance
>> Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Laboratory at Brown University
>> 222 Richmond Street, Suite 300
>> Providence, Rhode Island  02903-4226
>> [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>> 401.274.9548 x311 or 800.521.9550 x311
>> 401.421.7650 (fax)
>> http://www.lab.brown.edu
>> 
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> Luke Jaeger, Technology Coordinator
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