Thanks very much for this David. This is exactly the sort of stuff I needed
to hear. I had already decided to run the drive on a dedicated bus hence the
Adaptec card but the solution of turning off software compression is great
insider knowledge, invaluable to someone like me going in to make it all
work in a limited timeframe.
Thanks again
Rob Findlay

on 11/12/00 2:45 AM, David Weeks, at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

> On Son, 10. Dez 2000, 16:42:15 Uhr GMT Rob Findlay wrote:
>> Retrospect, Ecrix VXA Drive 33/66, Adaptec 2906 PCI SCSI card on
> Blue G3
> We've been using this combination for approx. 3 months but in a 9500
> with an XLR8, G3/400 board.
> We initially had a few problems, but they were quickly solved with the
> help of Dantz and the members of this list. Essentially the problems
> were solved by using a high quality SCSI cable with no adapters, and by
> having the drive as the only device on the bus. A further problem that
> appeared at the same time was that the drive sometimes lost the
> connection to a client, could not resolve the situation and would then
> time-out. This coincided with our updating to Retrospect 4.3 and was
> eventually solved by switching off "use software compression" even
> though the drive should have been overriding it anyway.
> Since then the setup has run very reliably.
> Incidentally our drive is the LVD version, which made finding the
> correct cable rather difficult.
> Best regards,
> David Weeks

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