Retrospect and Ethernet backup bug? Perhaps not David Peltz says that when he used Retrospect to backup the drive on his 520c over an Ethernet network, it corrupted the drive. He needed Norton Utilities to repair it. He was running Mac OS 8. This problem was repeatable.
Pat Lee (of Retrospect) replies: "Retrospect will not corrupt the file system or hard drive on a computer, because we don't modify the file system or disk during a backup. Retrospect opens a file, reads the contents of the file, and then closes the file. We don't change directory information during backups, we just read the information using the standard file manager API. The only time we could even modify a file during a backup is to set the file's backup date if that option is enabled for the script, which it is not by default."