Reply to:   RE: using large hard disk as backup desitination

Up until Mac OS 9, the maximum file size was 2 GB. Now that Apple has
lifted that limit, we need to change Retrospect to reflect that new
capability. We'll probably be doing this in our next release. 


Matthew Tevenan
Technical Support Specialist
Dantz Development Corporation

Wade Masshardt wrote:
>In order to speed up the backup during the week (it is taking 12-14 
>hours to back our site up to our Travan 5 drive), I hit upon the idea 
>of buying a Promax Ultra ATA DMA/33 PCI card and a 25 gig IBM 
>deskstar drive (total cost about $475 including delivery) and using 
>that as the backup destination during the week.  After I get this all 
>set up, I find out that Retrospect's file backup set has a limit of 2 
>GB, which seems a little restrictive to me.  I need about 14-20 gigs 
>worth, so is there any way, other than making a bunch of 2 GB file 
>backup sets and adding them all as destinations, to use the whole 
>disk as a backup destination?
>If anyone from Retrospect is reading this, is it possible to up the 
>file backup set limit to, e.g., 2 TB, now that the Mac filesystem 
>supports files that large?
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