Subject: Re: more st wierdness
To: Matthew Jacob <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/09/1997 18:21:56
According to Matthew Jacob:
>It won't even have to be compressed. In 8200 mode you'll get, what is it- 1GB,
>in 8500 mode you'll get 5GB

Uh for a 8200 you should get 2.3GB on a standard tape.

>. Compression should close to double that.

Not in the "real world", for a compressing exabyte you get closer to
1.5:1 on a normal system backup.  FWIW a compressing DLT seems to get
much closer to 2:1 but not everyone can afford one of those ;-)

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia
  What do you get when you cross a cantaloup with a dog?        Melancholy :-P