AHHH HA! Thanks Eric, that explains alot... the folder I backed up had well
over 300K files and the memory usage was pretty high during some portions
of the process. Thanks for the workaround. Any ETA on the fix?




Eric Ullman <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> on 12/05/2000 06:24:18 PM

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Subject:  Re: How Long does this take for you?




Doug is correct, though the limit is somewhere closer to 300,000 files.
Retrospect for Windows 5.15 (and earlier) has an unexpected memory usage
limitation (i.e., a bug) that prevents it from successfully scanning a
volume containing more than 300K files. In such a case, Retrospect will
respond with Error 625 (Not enough memory).

This problem has been identified and will be fixed in the next release.

In the meantime, the workaround is to have Retrospect backup that volume as
two or more subvolumes (outlined on pages 164-165 of the Retrospect User's
Guide).

HTH.

Eric Ullman
Dantz Development



Douglas B. McKay <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Ben,
>
> It is a limit with one volume.  Having more files than that across
> multiple volumes (as we currently do) is not a problem.
>
>  ...Doug
>
> Ben Eastwood wrote:
>
>> Hmmm, I wasn't aware of the half million file limit... that is a _major_
>> concern for me as I am backing up lots of html files and the like. Is is
a
>> half million files from one source? What are the details of this
problem?
>> Also, how soon are we going to see a fix for this? Anyone from Dantz
care to
>> comment on that? --Ben



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