Correctish.. :)

The compression problem is the same for savefiles... so we're talking the
same thing, it's just that I create CDs from savefiles without bothering wth
the tape step and they RSTLIB/OBJ just the same... so compression this way is
not an option.

On Wednesday 05 December 2001 23:12, Adam White wrote:
> Correctish...
> You can not restore a save file directly from CD.  You therefore have to
> copy the file from the CD first of all into a savefile (now standard stuff
> works).
> When saving a standard tapefile to a CD, the tapefile must not be
> compressed, or it all goes belly up.  No such restriction on save files.
> There is also the option of using zip/gzip/zlib etc (there are several open
> source programs for this) when copying the data from the save file to a
> compressed file.
> The problems are 1. The length of time it can take on a slower 400 (like
> mine) and 2. The extra disk space it takes whilst creating the copy.
> Regards
> Adam White
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Brendan Bispham
> Sent: 05 December 2001 22:19
> To:
> Subject: Re: Writing multiple CD volumes for the AS/400?
> You can convert savefiles into the CD format, but I dont believe it works
> for
> compressed savefiles... ie the DSPOPT shows the save but the RST fails...
> .
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