The following is from the Retrospect common questions from the Dantz

How do I restore empty folders without restoring the entire hard disk?
Go to Immediate>Restore and in the dialog which follows, select "Restore an
entire disk" (the top radio button). Then select the source backup set and
Snapshot. At the destination window, select your target volume and, from the
pop-up menu, choose any restore method other than "Retrieve just files."

In the files chosen Browser, double-click either the root of the source
volume or an entire enclosing folder which contains empty folders. Empty
folders will be highlighted but not marked. When you execute the restore,
all the enclosed empty folders will be restored. No other combination of
restore types or file selection will restore any empty folders.

Be very careful when restoring. If you choose "Restore entire" or "Replace
corresponding files" in the restore method pop-up menu, Retrospect will
replace and/or delete files on the destination volume.

Please call us if you have any further questions about how to do this.


Matthew Tevenan
Technical Support Specialist
Dantz Development Corporation

> From: Tech <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Reply-To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 18:56:02 -0400
> Subject: Retrospect Backup Misses Empty Folders
> Over the weekend we had to recover our website after a nasty crash. We used
> our hourly Retrospect backup to bring back our files. To our utter
> astonishment and dismay Retrospect does not recover empty folders.
> Our site relies on putting carts and other order related files in folders to
> have them processed. The great majority of the time these folders sit empty,
> but without them the processing portion of the site breaks completely.
> WebCatalog will try to process any files that are in these folders so we
> cannot put placeholder files. Even invisible files trigger the process.
> There is no way to avoid having these files sit empty. Thus whenever
> Retrospect backups the site it finds a lot of empty folders which it makes
> note of but not restore.
> When we realized what was happening we checked the FAQ's Retrospect's site
> and read that this is normal behavior for Retrospect and that there is no
> way to force it to restore any empty folders. Once we picked up our jaws
> from the floor we figured there must be some other backup option that will
> backup and restore a site including all folders, whether they are empty or
> not.
> Has anybody else come across this problem? How else do we backup our site?
> Why would this be the default behavior of Retrospect? We are using
> Retrospect 4.2 backing up to a VXA tape drive on a PowerMac G4 running MacOS
> 9.0.4. We use WebStar 4.2 and WebCatalog 3.0.8 to run our site.
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