[csw-users] amanda questions

Darin Perusich Darin.Perusich at cognigencorp.com
Fri Feb 11 20:30:18 CET 2005

hello all,

what are the chances of increasing the 'maxtapeblocksize' to something 
larger then 32k, the default for amanda? this small of the blocksize 
really kicks the performance down on fast tape drives like LTO. i did 
some extensive testing on this about a year and a half ago and i found 
that setting the blocksize to 256k for LTO-1 series drives was ideal. i 
would recommend compiling amanda with  '--with-maxtapeblocksize=512', 
faster tape drives like LTO-2 are out on the market this large of a 
block size may be benifical.

this version of amanda, 2.4.4 is a pretty old (feb. 24 2003), the 
current stable patch release 2.4.4p4 was released on (October. 22 2004). 
  are there any plans on building and deploying this latest release?


Darin Perusich
Unix Systems Administrator
Cognigen Corp.
darinper at cognigencorp.com

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