This can be a problem with file backup sets. As you know, a file backup set
is basically just a Macintosh file with all of your files condensed into it.

As such, it has a data fork and a resource fork. The resource fork stores
the catalog of the data, including a record of every single file as well as
the Snapshot of every volume you back up to it. It has a 16 MB size limit.
When it reaches this limit, it reports that the directory is full.

What I'm guessing has happened is that you've been backing up so many files
on so many volumes that the resource fork is just full. This can happen even
if you've been backing up using a selector to filter out files, if the
volumes the files came from have many files. Retrospect saves the Snapshot
of the entire volume--including a record of every file--even if it wasn't
backed up in its entirety.

My recommendations are to either define a Subvolume (see p. 168 of the
Retrospect 4.2 User's Guide) or several that contain the files you want to
back up from each client, which will result in smaller Snapshots. Or if you
don't care about the Snapshots at all, turn off this feature. To do this, go
into your script, click Options, choose the Catalog option group, then
uncheck "Save source Snapshots..."


Matthew Tevenan
Technical Support Specialist
Dantz Development Corporation

> From: Julia Frizzell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Reply-To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 13:20:57 -0400
> To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Odd error message
> I've done some reconfiguring of our backups, and I'm getting an error
> message that I can't find listed anywhere.
> The error number is -33 (directory full). It also says it can't save
> the snapshot. I've got tons of disk space (this is a HD file), so I
> don't think that's the issue, unless somehow the snapshot is so large
> that it can't save it?
> Help?
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