OK thanks. My need is to backup 21TB of data (about 100 folders). And then each day update the backup with the daily changes. What makes it difficult is the large size. I would be backing up 21TB of data (and the daily changes) from a 21TB Raid5 array (OSX). I would be backing it up to a duplicate array, containing 8 drives (same as the source array). I have the choice to make the destination array exactly the same (21TB in Raid5) or, as just 8 non-raid drives in the array as JBOD. Copying from 21TB raid to backup 21TB raid is simple. But what I think I want to do is NOT make the destination a RAID5, but rather just JBOD as 8 non-raid drives in the rack. My thinking is that I don't need the speed of Raid in the backups drives. And if something went bad it's easier to deal with backup drives that are just non-raid regular volumes.
Question is can Retrospect backup the 21TB Raid (100 folders in one huge volume) over to 8 single drives. I think this is called Drive spanning.