Subject: amanda and filesystems bigger than tape
To: None <>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/29/2000 22:32:28
In a discussion some time ago, on whether to use or not use hardware
compression with amanda, the concensus was not to.

So... I have a DDS1 tape, that will hold 2G native, and a 4G
filesystem which is 90% full.  For a while now amanda has been giving
up on full dumps as they would not fit on the one tape I allow for the
overnight backups.

So I setup a different config allowing multiple tapes, but amanda
still skipped the big fs saying it was bigger than the tape.

Does amanda not handle using multiple tapes for a single fs?
Perhaps I need some magic in my config?