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  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,495 points)

    ...why easy find could not find this file.... +... a search for "RetrolSA" turned up nothing.

     

    it's an I for Instant, not  an L

  • andyBall_uk Level 7 Level 7 (20,495 points)

    I don't use Retrospect, but if after editing, scanning persists after quitting in Activity &/or a restart, the launchctl commands in the link should stop it, regardless.

  • jordanmthunger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well...after properly editing the .ini file and changing <1> to <0> and saving, the software causes a reversion to the saved file and changes things back to the <1> which then restarts scanning. Very odd that a properly admin adjusted/saved file is then changed by the software.

     

    I have asked retrospect what is going on. Perhaps there is a bug in there?

     

    Jordan

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,640 points)

    Modifying the retro_isa.ini file

    -Macintosh

    1) Locate the file using the path listed above

    2) Get Info on the retro_ISA.ini file.

    3) Unlock the file using the lock button

    4) Change the file permissions to "Read & Write" for Admin, Everyone and your logged in user account.

    5) Double click the file and make any needed edits

    6) Save your changes

    7) Restart RetroISA using the below directions

    Step five: what application is opening that file for you?

  • jordanmthunger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi WZZZ...

     

    Absolutely/positively have done as above...textwrangler used to edit the file. It really is a simple edit.

     

    One new thing I've done is <stop> the retrospect engine (Sys Preferences), then make the .ini edit, save and lock the file THEN <restart> the engine...the edit seems to have taken at this point/fingers are crossed.

     

    Jordan

  • jordanmthunger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The .ini file was "modified" at 0417 DST here on the east coast when i started the Mac this AM - this modification I did not do/scanning has resumed.  Apparently, Retrospect has a mind of its own in this regard and any changes one makes to this file are discarded when one reboots:

     

    71      RetroISA     root     100.4     18     455.8 MB     Intel (64 bit)

     

    Jordan

  • jordanmthunger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,640 points)

    What's keeping you from simply disabling it?

     

    Macintosh Terminal Commands

     

    Stop the RetroISA process: sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.retrospect.retroisa.plist

     

     

    Start the RetroISA process: sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.retrospect.retroisa.plist

  • jordanmthunger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Right...saw that advice. Thanks.

     

    The fact that no one else has tried this puts me off a bit...it has already been established that the Retrospect FAQ has missed some things and I am hesitant to add to that with following this sudo advice.

     

    Jordan

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,640 points)

    It's easily reversed if it doesn't work out. sudo is no big deal here.

     

    EDIT: In case you've never used the sudo prefix before, you will be asked for your admin pword, which you won't see anywhere when you type it in. You will also get a warning about using sudo. Just keep going.

     

    Message was edited by: WZZZ

     

    And, this isn't for me, but please have a look at the Legend in the right sidebar.

  • jordanmthunger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Right...the Legend is covered.   sudo too...will keep the thread in the loop.

     

    Jordan

  • jordanmthunger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep...the sudo unload kills things for sure...all scanning stopped, CPU usage to reasonable levels and temp immediately dropped by 7/10 degrees.

     

    I imagine I'd have to reinable if I wished to backup but for now I have reached a major turn in the Retrospect 10 road.

     

    Thanks WZZZ.

     

    Jordan

  • WZZZ Level 6 Level 6 (12,640 points)

    Thanks for the solved, but I really had Andy in mind, whose help was really critical to this. Anyway, what's important is you found something that worked, at least short term.

     

    Perhaps you can downgrade to the 9, or just dump it entirely and get CCC? None of these problems with CCC.

  • jordanmthunger Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Folks...meant to pass this along. Retropect has confirmed there is an issue with Retro 10 and Mac editing of the .ini file. Same with high CPU% usage.

     

    Disabling scanning via sudo is the present way to go until issues are solved with an upcoming revision of 10.

     

    Jordan

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