Retrospect's File backup sets are limited to 2 GB in size. Unfortunately,
until Mac OS 9 there was a Macintosh file system limit of 2 GB for any
single file. This applies to our File StorageSet which resides as one file
on the backup hard drive. This was a Mac OS limit and not a Retrospect

The only workaround for now is to back up to *multiple* File backup sets on
the same hard drive. You will have to determine which volumes or amounts of
data can fit into the various File backup sets you create.

For example, if you were backing up 3 volumes to a File backup set, you can
now back up volume 1 to File Backup Set A, volume 2 to File Backup Set B,
and volume 3 to File Backup Set C.

If it's not so clear cut, you will have to determine groups of folder
Subvolumes or use our selectors not to back up certain files and apportion
amounts of data to each File backup set.

Keep in mind that though Mac OS 9 solves this problem, Retrospect 4.2 does
not take advantage of this new capability. We hope to add this to a future
release. I realize how important this is to people, and rest assured that
this is one of our most-requested features.


Matthew Tevenan
Technical Support Specialist
Dantz Development Corporation

> From: Irina Tarasova <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Reply-To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: 07 Feb 00 18:18:46 -0800
> To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Problem with File Storage Set/Mac
> I was using File Storage Set temporarily, while we had to fix our tape drive.
> I had scheduled Recycling (the same as Full in the older version) backup every
> Friday night, and then Normal Backup every night from Monday though Thursday.
> At first it worked fine, but later Retrospect started giving error message -34
> on Fridays. In the Log it says: "can't add that much data to backup set.
> Limited to 2.0G total."
> According to the manual, size of the File Storage Set can be limited only by
> the size of the drive. Drive has  about 12G available.
> As long as I know, there is no way, unfortunately, to restrict size of a
> folder on a Macintosh.
> Any ideas?
> Irina Tarasova
> Network Support Specialist
> Northshore School District
> (425)489-6210
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