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  1. dasystem

    Slow network backup time

    Whatever. If you want to get more data on a VXA tape, you have several choices of which I am aware: (1) use longer tapes; Have you found longer tapes than the X23? (2) use more compressible data; How can I make my uncompressed photoshop and video files more compressible? (3) use the Tandberg / Exabyte vxatool diagnostic to configure your drive to "Prefer capacity" rather than "Prefer speed" optimization; I've done this already (4) if your hardware / software is not able to pump the data fast enough to the tape drive, the drive will increase the inter-block spacing. Solution there is faster hardware and faster software. At the time scsi was the fastest option, so I bought a card for my G5 quadcore, are you saying I would now have to buy another peripheral to meet expectancy? I am using retrospect 6.1.126
  2. dasystem

    Slow network backup time

    Hey Russ, you seem to be very emotionally connected with Tandberg Data, I was not trying to offend you, so taking it personally is pretty childish. I'm obviously not an expert on this drive, but if it has the numbers "320GB" embossed on the front case, than obviously getting half that capacity stings a little after spending thousands of dollars on the product. My files are not compressed mpegs or jpgs or zips. They are uncompressed video files and images (quicktime/.psd) which is why I wanted a large backup drive. If I needed to burn text only data I have email for that. You obviously are a master with the VXA, how can I get more than 160GB out of a $60 dollar tape?
  3. dasystem

    Slow network backup time

    Since the VXA drive was marketed as 320gb... I faithfully assumed it would hold close 320gb of compressed data. I have 11 X23 tapes that all have maxed out at 160gb. So i called Tandberg Data. They finally returned my call and assured me that I would never achieve a 320 gb back up as advertised, he actually laughed and agreed that the marketing was false. He claims I am only getting half the capacity (160gb) because I have photoshop files and video files, and to get the full compression (320gb) it would have to be completely text files. Why was this not stated on their websites or literature? Unless your Steven King, this is highly unlikely. My company has sunk over two thousand dollars between the VXA 320 drive, scsi adapter and backup tapes that are only half full when maxed out, how can we be compensated for this false advertising? It is embossed on the machine itself "VXA 320", it should say "VXA 160, unless you have text only files". When you pay for an 8" sub you dont walk out with a 4" sub.
  4. Since the VXA drive was marketed as 320gb... I faithfully assumed it would hold close 320gb of compressed data. I have 11 X23 tapes that all have maxed out at 160gb. So i called Tandberg Data. They finally returned my call and assured me that I would never achieve a 320 gb back up as advertised, he actually laughed and agreed that the marketing was false. He claims I am only getting half the capacity (160gb) because I have photoshop files and video files, and to get the full compression (320gb) it would have to be completely text files. Why was this not stated on their websites or literature? Unless your Steven King, this is highly unlikely. My company has sunk over two thousand dollars between the VXA 320 drive, scsi adapter and backup tapes that are only half full when maxed out, how can we be compensated for this false advertising? It is embossed on the machine itself "VXA 320", it should say "VXA 160, unless you have text only files". When you pay for an 8" sub you dont walk out with a 4" sub.
  5. Since the VXA drive was marketed as 320gb... I faithfully assumed it would hold close 320gb of compressed data. I have 11 X23 tapes that all have maxed out at 160gb. So i called Tandberg Data. They finally returned my call and assured me that I would never achieve a 320 gb back up as advertised, he actually laughed and agreed that the marketing was false. He claims I am only getting half the capacity (160gb) because I have photoshop files and video files, and to get the full compression (320gb) it would have to be completely text files. Why was this not stated on their websites or literature? Unless your Steven King, this is highly unlikely. My company has sunk over two thousand dollars between the VXA 320 drive, scsi adapter and backup tapes that are only half full when maxed out, how can we be compensated for this false advertising? It is embossed on the machine itself "VXA 320", it should say "VXA 160, unless you have text only files". When you pay for an 8" sub you dont walk out with a 4" sub.
  6. I have the same problem with my VXA 320 drive... it only uses half the tape (X23) then asks for a new one.. So I now have 11 half filled tapes that I paid full price for.
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