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Resolving Stac crashes

Resolving Stac crashes

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Hi everyone,

I wish to share with others what SEEMS to have worked for me in resolving frequent Stac Replica crashes - stopping and restarting the Replica NT services.

I was going to remove and re-install the program to resolve the problem, and our IT supplier agreed this would be the best way forward.  But I have found that just by clicking my mouse a few times, the problems have completely gone away !!

The backup routine would work fine, recovery would work fine.  But each time I printed the history out, delete it and then tried to close down the program (either by clicking on the X or File/Close) the program would crash with an exception error which Dr Watson would report.  This would even happen if I closed the status window BEFORE closing Replica.  The log was not being deleted.

The last few days the problem got worse.  It would not allow me to print the history (unable to access server resources) and when I tried to close program it would just hang completely.

If I then went to task manager, Replica would still be running.  Clicking End Task would close the program - BUT the processes would still be running and using up 80-90& of CPU usage and the system became EXTREMELY sluggish!  Only by ending those processes would the system return to normal speed.

I was at my wits end.  Was going to plan a re-install, then whilst speaking to our IT supplier he mentioned Replica's NT services in passing.  I thought I might try stopping and restarting them - figured I had little to lose, if it didn't work, I'd lose a day's backup and have to reinstall tomorrow.

Since doing this, Replica's been working perfectly - history prints okay, no crashes whatsoever.

Hope this continues for the foreseeable future !!

Kind Regards,
Jay/UK

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