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Re: Very big files with tar

On Fri, 4 Jul 2003 20:57, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 12:50:52PM +0200, Raffaele Sandrini wrote:
> > I'd like to do a backup to another partition using tar. Here are about
> > 9GB data to be saved. After a while tar complaints about a to big output
> > file (i think max size is around 2GB). Is there a way to split the output
> > in more files?
> Have you looked into the -z or -j options?

My experience with -j (bzip2) option is that it gives slightly better 
compression than -z (gzip) at the cost of 5 to 10 times longer to do the job.


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