The explanation below goes a long way to explaining the problems I 
had after ugrading my Backup server (running Retro 4.3) to OS 9 
(which I managed to slowly figure out on my own). What I would really 
like to do, though, would be able to set my server into the login 
screen mode using Multiple Users, as I find that some of my cohorts 
in my office like to "use" my computer when I'm away (and locked 
doors aren't possible here and notes go unheeded).

The explanations for the work-arounds on your web page below:

"Mac OS 9's Multiple Users prevents Retrospect from launching 
automatically to execute its scheduled scripts. Before you leave the 
backup Macintosh, start Retrospect manually from within Multiple 
Users. This allows Retrospect to run scripts as scheduled." and:

"The workaround for local backups with Retrospect is to log in as an 
owner before backing up."

As the backup admin, I'd prefer to be able to logout of the server 
(putting it into the login screen mode), have Retrospect launch 
either a script or Backup Server, and be able to backup both network 
and local drives, as I use the machine extensively during the day for 
all my other network admin work, and only backup in the eve/night.

So, other than the "feature" of Retro 4.3/Multiple Users not allowing 
Retro to autolaunch is their any way for Dantz to tweak Retro to 
override Multiple Users on the backup computer to allow it to launch, 
even when only the login screen is present, and then proceed to back 
up the entire local computer and also backup network clients? That 
would be a great advantage to those of us network admins that have 
"open shops" without doors. Also, is Dantz working to solve/work 
around the special folder selector conditions in custom selectors 
with those computers using Multiple Users?


Jim Coefield

>Also, if you are running Mac OS 9 and have Multiple Users turned on,
>Retrospect will not automatically launch. For a full Mac OS 9 compatibility
>statement, please go to
>If your script still isn't running, it may be time to give tech support a
>call when you can be in front of your computer.
>Best Regards,
>Technical Support Specialist
>Dantz Development Corporation

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