Re: How'd this extra file get into backup?

2000-08-16 Thread John Gee
I can't for the life of me see how that file meets my Include statement's condition. What's going on here? The restore can include surprising files. If Retrospect backed up a copy of the file from a different location or even from a different computer in the same backup set, it may offer to

Re: OS9/TCP/Sonnet problem...

2000-08-16 Thread Ken Gillett
At 2:33 PM -0400 15/8/00, Philip Chonacky wrote: I would suspect a subtle hardware timing issue. The 6100's have the slowest bus speeds of the PowerPC models, and OS9 was really designed for the G3's and up. Retrospect pushes the limits in tcp/ip mode in order to achieve the best backup

Re: OS9/TCP/Sonnet problem...

2000-08-16 Thread John Gee
I realise that it hits the network pretty hard, but this is no surprise and shouldn't it have been designed to cope with that in the first place? It would be nice if Retrospect behaved more like 56k modems, and automatically downgraded performance until a reliable connection was possible.

Re: How'd this extra file get into backup?

2000-08-16 Thread Steve LaMantia
John Gee wrote: The restore can include surprising files. If Retrospect backed up a copy of the file from a different location or even from a different computer in the same backup set, it may offer to restore it to effectively multiple locations. I am not sure if this explains what you are

Re: Virtual PC restored

2000-08-16 Thread David Ross
I think this was just discussed but when I clicked the link for the archives it just gave me a list and no way to search. Here's the short of it. Restored drive, now virtual PC says it wasn't properly installed... Is there a "proper" way to restore it? or am I stuck? The installation of VPC

Cheapest Backup Method?

2000-08-16 Thread John Mulligan
I was talking to someone who owns an iBook iMac who told me her biggest complaint with both was that there was no way to backup either. Can anyone recommend an inexpensive USB solution that is supported by Retrospect that will work for both computers? Thanks, John Mulligan [EMAIL

Re: Alternate Back Up Destination

2000-08-16 Thread Tim David
I'm not an expert in Retrospect either but I might have a couple of tips. You can tell Retrospect to back up to a file instead of a device. When you create a new storage set, you will see a choice called Storage type. Select Macintosh File and you can save that file wherever you want. You can

Re: How'd this extra file get into backup?

2000-08-16 Thread Eric Ullman
Hi Steve, John has you on the right track here. Retrospect will always try to restore everything that was in the Snapshot...no matter where it originally backed up the files from. When we say that Retrospect was designed as restore software, we aren't just blowing marketing smoke. It will always

Re: OS9/TCP/Sonnet problem...

2000-08-16 Thread Hunter Parrot
At 8:11 AM +0100 8/16/00, Ken Gillett wrote: Whatever the reason for these communication failure problems it worries me that (in my case) the LAN works perfectly for everything else, yet Retrospect falls down every time. I realise that it hits the network pretty hard, but this is no surprise and

Re: Alternate Back Up Destination

2000-08-16 Thread Hunter Parrot
At 9:17 AM -0400 8/16/00, Sara M wrote: I am very new to the Retrospect backup program, but looking for an alternate back up destination. Currently we are running a G4/400, OS 9.0.4, ASIP 6.3.1, Retrospect 4.2. We have approximately 250 GB of hard drive storage space that needs to be backed up

Re: Cheapest Backup Method?

2000-08-16 Thread Eric Ullman
I'd go for a USB CD-RW drive. They're affordable, especially in the media department, offer plenty of capacity for one or two computers, and they're useful for storage other than just backup. Retrospect Express 4.3 supports the widest array of USB CD-RW drives, and it ships free with Sony's

CPU speed vs. Network speed?

2000-08-16 Thread Harry Mueller
Greetings, I just got off the telephone with a client who was asking me to upgrade their backup system. They are currently using retrospect 4.3 on a Mac IIsi via 10BT on a switched 10/100 ethernet (client 10, servers 100)to their DDS3 tape drive. It seems that the IIsi is dying

Re: CPU speed vs. Network speed?

2000-08-16 Thread andrew
The 6100 has notorious problems with its built-in ethernet, so a 100-baseT card is the way to go. - Original Message - From: "Harry Mueller" [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: "retro-talk" [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2000 12:22 PM Subject: CPU speed vs. Network speed? Greetings,

Re: CPU speed vs. Network speed?

2000-08-16 Thread Chuck Hornish
Harry Mueller wrote: Greetings, I just got off the telephone with a client who was asking me to upgrade their backup system. They are currently using retrospect 4.3 on a Mac IIsi via 10BT on a switched 10/100 ethernet (client 10, servers 100)to their DDS3 tape drive. It seems

Re: Virtual PC restored

2000-08-16 Thread Matt Barkdull
I think this was just discussed but when I clicked the link for the archives it just gave me a list and no way to search. Here's the short of it. Restored drive, now virtual PC says it wasn't properly installed... Is there a "proper" way to restore it? or am I stuck? The installation

Re: OS9/TCP/Sonnet problem...

2000-08-16 Thread Matt Barkdull
Actually, that was one of the 1st things Dantz recommended, but it didn't help. Ok, how about the settings for screen saver and energy saver? I've got a screen saver on my Mac and one on a Windows 2000 box that when they kick in, it kills the network downloads. I know that energy saver

Re: OS9/TCP/Sonnet problem...

2000-08-16 Thread Matt Barkdull
Retrospect is just using a protocol, be it TCP or Appletalk, to do it's job, right? Maybe it's a question of how Retro. _uses_ that protocol. Anyone from Dantz want to jump in here? Before blaming Retrospect, try transferring a very large file from one mac to the other and see if it really

Re: CPU speed vs. Network speed?

2000-08-16 Thread Matt Barkdull
Greetings, I just got off the telephone with a client who was asking me to upgrade their backup system. They are currently using retrospect 4.3 on a Mac IIsi via 10BT on a switched 10/100 ethernet (client 10, servers 100)to their DDS3 tape drive. It seems that the IIsi is dying rather

Retro Speed

2000-08-16 Thread Matt Barkdull
Either will probably cost more than the computer is worth. Set up the 6100 as is to see where the bottleneck is. If it's the network, 10Base-T tops out at about 60-70 MB/min. througput. If you're not getting close to that (I think we averaged about 40 MB/min. This is interesting to me. I'm

Re: Retro Speed

2000-08-16 Thread Daniel Knight
I keep all my information in databases. It's kinda fun looking back like this. 1995, Workgroup Server 80 (Quadra 800), DAT, shared 10Base-T ethernet, best throughput 13.9 MB/min. (14.0 MB/min. backing up the server itself) 1996, Power Mac 6100/66, DAT, shared 10Base-T ethernet, 18.8 MB/min.

Retro client on an ASIP server

2000-08-16 Thread jakob krabbe
We're looking into getting an AppleShare IP server for filesharing and it has brought to my attention that an ASIP server cannot be used as a Retrospect client! Is that true and if so, how have you guys solved that problem? thanx, / jakob --

Re: Retro Speed

2000-08-16 Thread Matt Barkdull
1999, Power Mac G3/300 (blue), AIT, shared 10Base-T ethernet, 59.2 MB/min. backing up an iMac, 229 MB/min. backing up the server 2000, Power Mac G3/300, AIT, switched 10/100 ethernet, 347.6 MB/min best throughput, 207 MB/min. backing up the server Dan Knight, information systems manager

Re: CPU speed vs. Network speed?

2000-08-16 Thread David Ross
What would give better performance, a G3 upgrade to the 6100 or a 100 base T card. I can only do one since the 6100 only has one slot. A 100 base T card in a NuBus adapter on a 6100 will only go about 4 times as fast as the 10baseT connection. The drivers, the bus, and the 6100 just aren't

Re: Retro Speed

2000-08-16 Thread Sara M
Back up rates differ using: G4/ 400, DDS-4, shared 10Base-T Ethernet. 80 MB/min on first volume, 187 MB/min on second volume, and 93 MB/ min on third. All three volumes on server. What would cause the difference in the speed? -- From: Matt Barkdull [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: "retro-talk"

Re: Retro Speed

2000-08-16 Thread Matt Barkdull
Back up rates differ using: G4/ 400, DDS-4, shared 10Base-T Ethernet. 80 MB/min on first volume, 187 MB/min on second volume, and 93 MB/ min on third. All three volumes on server. What would cause the difference in the speed? 80 to 93 is not much, but the 187 would almost indicate that you

Re: Retro Speed

2000-08-16 Thread Jon Gardner
on 8/16/2000 3:06 PM, Matt Barkdull at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Back up rates differ using: G4/ 400, DDS-4, shared 10Base-T Ethernet. 80 MB/min on first volume, 187 MB/min on second volume, and 93 MB/ min on third. All three volumes on server. What would cause the difference in the speed?

Re: Retro client on an ASIP server

2000-08-16 Thread Jon Gardner
on 8/16/2000 2:01 PM, jakob krabbe at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: We're looking into getting an AppleShare IP server for filesharing and it has brought to my attention that an ASIP server cannot be used as a Retrospect client! Is that true and if so, how have you guys solved that problem?

Re: Retro client on an ASIP server

2000-08-16 Thread Irena Solomon
Hello Jakob, You may certainly back up an AppleShare IP server using the client software. In fact, we do so in our office nightly. If you have any concerns with setting this up, please give us a call. Regards, Irena Solomon Dantz Development Corporation 925.253.3050 [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: CPU speed vs. Network speed?

2000-08-16 Thread Pat Lee
What would give better performance, a G3 upgrade to the 6100 or a 100 base T card. I can only do one since the 6100 only has one slot. Go with the G3 upgrade. The 6100 bus is too slow to benefit from a 100Mbps Ethernet card, but the G3 card will at least allow it to maximize the existing

Maintaining a Redundent Server

2000-08-16 Thread Malcolm McLeary
Hi Guys, I've been thinking through possible options wrt maintaining a "hot spare" of a server and was wondering if anyone has used Retrospect with a script to routinely duplicate the disk in a primary server to a secondary server? Will the duplication be like a Recycle backup or after the