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keeps on asking for another tape though....

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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?





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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.




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