Hi Jim,

Thanks for the feedback! I just wanted to clarify a few points though, as
you seem to be running into limitations that should not exist.

> for some reason the support for the HP DLT drive was dropped in that version.

Drive support is never removed when we release a software update. Any device
supported in 5.11 is also supported in 5.15. If 5.15 is having trouble
seeing your drive for some reason, there's something going on that is
preventing Retrospect from loading the correct driver.


> A Mac backup server will not back up a NT4 server which has MSSQL 7 installed,
there is some sort of conflict.

Having MSSQL 7 installed on a machine won't, on it's own, prevent a backup
of that computer to a Mac. The only limit you'll run into is that Retrospect
is unable to back up open databases, but this isn't a function of backing up
to a Mac server. This is because database files have a "lock range," which
locks in all or part of a database so that it cannot be accessed by any
other application when it is being accessed by the database software.


> One more annoying thing about Retro Windows is that you cannot browse to your
target files

In what situation? There are very few situations that would require you to
know a path name to access a volume.


> And retro cannot not run as a service

Retrospect uses the Retrospect Launcher Service to automatically launch when
the program is not open. You needn't even be logged in to Windows for the
program to automatically launch! For more on this, see page 154 of the 5.0
User's Guide.

I advise you to contact Tech Support with any questions. We can help you get
your drive showing up in 5.15 or configure any aspect of Retrospect to take
advantage of it's features.

Best Regards,

Irena Solomon
Dantz Technical Support
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> From: Jim Cobb <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: ARCserve vs Retrospect Server Backup
> 
> I am using Retro Windows to backup a HP LH4 NT4 server with no problems. I
> cannot upgrade to the latest version (5.15) as for some reason the support for
> the HP DLT drive was dropped in that version. But 5.11 seems to be running
> with no problems so it's no big deal. A big dissapointment is the lack backup
> to FTP server which is so cool on the Mac version.
> 
> Another issue is with the Retro windows client. A Mac backup server will not
> back up a NT4 server which has MSSQL 7 installed, there is some sort of
> conflict. It will work fine with Oracle, however. The Retro Win app will run
> fine with MSSQL 7 however. This is too bad as the best thing I can think of is
> to use a Mac to backup your Win servers (boy does that annoy the Bill Gates
> zombies).
> 
> One more annoying thing about Retro Windows is that you cannot browse to your
> target files, you must know the path/name of your target directory. And retro
> cannot not run as a service so somebody putzing around with the server could
> quit out of retro and your backup won't take place. I think this was more or
> less rectified in version 5.15, but I'm not sure.
> 
> Currently I have no data on server 2000 to give you.
> 
> As you know Arcserve is a confusing PITA nightmare of a program and I will
> take Retrospect, warts and all, over that software any day of the week.
> 
> -- 
> 
> James Cobb
> Network Manager
> LifeNet
> 5809 Ward Court
> Virginia Beach, VA
> 1-800-TISSUE-1
> 
> On Wednesday, March 7, 2001 8:52 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
>> 
>> I've been using ARCserve for many years to backup my NT 4.0 Server and
>> NT Workstations and long time ago to backup a Novell server.  For the
>> Mac side of things though I've always preferred and used Retrospect.  I
>> prefer Retrospect because it's much easier to install, use and maintain
>> than ARCserve.  Both products have been very reliable though I'd have to
>> say that Retrospect has proved to be a little more reliable
>> than ARCserve.
>> 
>> Now I'm finding myself needing to upgrade ARCserve to the new ARCserve
>> 2000.  However, I'd really rather drop ARCserve and switch to Retrospect
>> Server Backup to perform the NT 4.0 Server (and eventually Windows 200
>> Server) and NT Workstation backups.  Comparing the the two product's
>> features and supported drives looks to be essentially the same.
>> 
>> Anyone out there with experience using Retrospect Server Backup on a
>> Windows NT 4.0 Server?  I'd love to get some feedback about it.
>> 
>> Thanks!!
>> 
>> -- 
>> Tom Roth    [EMAIL PROTECTED]    tel 336.716.4493



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