Migrating from BAK to XML Configuration File Backups
In Retrospect 10 for Windows and Retrospect 12 for Mac, the backup of the configuration file—
Config77.bak on Windows and
Config80.bak on Mac—was replaced with a new XML formatted file named
This new format enables Retrospect to quickly write out changes to the core set of configurations and preferences. These include sources with all clients and subvolumes/favorite folders, backup sets/media sets, scripts, selectors/rules, preferences, Exchange and SQL volumes, and network settings. While this format is XML-based, it is not intended to be edited by customers. It also doesn’t include all of the information stored in the configuration file, including database history, devices, VMware volumes, and Linux client volumes; these need to be recreated where possible.
These new files are located in same location as their predecessors:
If you encounter problems with Retrospect, you can revert to these backup configs by following these instructions:
Move the configs file (
Configs77.daton Windows and
Configs80.daton Mac) to a different location.
Launch Retrospect. With the configs file missing, Retrospect will fall back on the backup configs.
Last Update: June 16, 2015