I guess I'll answer my own question.  The problem was accompanied by error
206 (drive reported a failure: dirty heads, bad media, etc).  So it must be
that when Retrospect thinks a tape or disk is bad, it stops the backup and
waits for another media.

Phil Geller
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on 8/22/00 8:54 AM, Phil Geller at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> In the last couple of days I've seen two installation where backups fail
> because Retrospect wants another media.  Even though the tape or disk
> weren't full, the Summary window for the Backup Set said "Appending requires
> another member".  In one case we were backing up to Onstream ADR tapes.  The
> tape only had about 3.5GB on it, and it holds about 15 GB.  The other was a
> Orb Disk using Retrospect Express.  It also was _way_ below capacity.  In at
> least one case I know the media wasn't marked missing.  I'm not sure about
> the second case.
> Any ideas what's happening?

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