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hello,

 

I am backing about 19 G of files into a 24 G tape. I use the recycle option since this is a weekly backup for a backup set I do daily.

 

I do not understand why retrospect (4.3 on a Mac) keeps on asking to insert a new tape when it just backed up about 16 G on a 24G tape ?

 

should I earse the tape first?

 

thanks

 

Mic

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Hi

 

This is a 12/24 tape right? If thats the case 16GB is pretty good. You will never get the 24 GB the tape manufacturers say. Not in a real world situation anyway.

 

Retrospect writes until the physical end of the media. Compression varies greatly depending on what you are backing up.

 

Thanks

Nate

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