If the items you select for archiving exceed the capacity of the archiving device, Smoke splits the archive across multiple devices of the same type. The splitting of archives is seamless and virtually transparent to the archiving process.
The procedure for creating a multiple tape archive (an archive that is too large for a single tape) is almost the same as for creating an archive on a single tape. If the entries selected for archiving exceed the capacity of the tape, a message appears indicating that the archive requires multiple tapes. The archiving process begins for the first tape. When the first tape is full, you are prompted to insert a second tape. Insert and format this tape and continue with the archiving. This process continues for as many tapes as are required.