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Is there any word on how soon backup sets can be larger than 1000 Gb?


I reached the limit on my main set today and it's going to take a long time to start another set.


I have a library (about 250Gb) which needs to be in the new storage set before any backups can be added to it incrementally.


We are only a third of the way through this particular job and until now I wasn't aware of the limitation on set sizes. What a huge setback. I don't fancy having to do this again soon.


Sorry to vent but it's got me down a little.




So any word on a release which solves this limitation?

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Thanks Amy,


any ideas for a good workaround when I've got a whole heap of data to put into the backup set before any other data can be backed up to it?


There's no way I can get a new set to reference and older one or certain parts of it?

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Backup sets are independent of one another, so unfortunately, it is not possible to have them reference one another.




Workarounds could include:


Splitting your backup across multiple sets


Create Selectors (Special > Selectors) to pare down your backup. For example, you could create a selector to only backup files modified today, or files modified in the past three days. The possibilities are virtually endless.




Please keep in mind, selectors are tricky. You need to make sure that the selection criteria themselves are correct, and then you need to make sure they've been linked correctly.




A good rule of thumb is to make sure that unrelated criteria are linked by "or." For example, how do you select a folder whose name is "Applications" AND whose name is "System Folder?" It's impossible. But it makes much more sense to select a folder whose name is "Applications" OR whose name is "System Folder."




Another good thing to remember is to "check" your Selector. Do this by, in your Selector edit window, selecting "Check Selector" from the Selector menu. Choose a volume and Retrospect will apply your Selector to that volume in real-time. This will save you having to wait until a backup to see if it's been set up correctly.



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