That's what I wanted to know
Thanks Garret. Thanks also to Douglas who suggested I upgrade the firmware.
Does anyone use software compression or is this a waste of time? I'm sure it
slows things down even more.
-- 
Rob Findlay
Mactherapy - Solutions & Support
For Macintosh Computers
http://www.mactherapy.com
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> From: "Garret J. Cleversley" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Reply-To: "retro-talk" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 11:04:19 -0500
> To: retrospect <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: Ecrix VXA 33/66 tapes with Retrospect
> 
> on 3/1/01 6:59 AM, Douglas K Wyman at [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> 
>>> I have set up one of my clients with an Ecrix VXA tape drive using the above
>>> media. It was my understanding that with the hardware compression built into
>>> the drive turned on I would get the full 66 Gig capacity. My client has just
>>> rung me to say that Retrospect is requesting a new tape & a quick inspection
>>> (over the phone via my client) of the original tape in the scheduled backup
>>> set revealed that it has used 33 Gig. I will have to go & investigate this
>>> but could someone who knows please tell me if I need to have software
>>> compression turned on to get 66 Gig out of the tape or is there something
>>> else making Retrospect ask for another tape.
> 
> 66gig is the maximum at optimum performance. IE: backing up word files on a
> local drive.
> 
> I have the latest firmware in my drive and while it helped I still only get
> about 34-38 gig per tape.
> 
> My setup is a dedicated machine running over a switched 100baseT network
> backing up mainly graphics files. I get 180meg/min.
> 
> I am very happy with this as graphics files are very compressible (sp?).
> 
> Garret
> 
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