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Re: Segmenting Archives [probably OT]
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Segmenting Archives [probably OT]
- From: "STeve Andre'" <andres_(_at_)_msu_(_dot_)_edu>
- Date: Tue, 27 May 2003 17:36:02 -0400
Recreating the .tgz files such that they fit onto your media is
always the best thing to do, because then you can't lose a
CD out of a set and have everything gone. I've seen that.
Split(1) will indeed work with binary files. Use the -b option to
make the x files whatever size you need.
On Tuesday 27 May 2003 17:29, Brian Camp wrote:
> I have unarchived backups of several machines that id like to put on
> cds or dvds. The problem is that some of the machines have quite a bit
> of data and won't fit onto a single disk, even when tared and bzip2ed.
> Ideally, I'd like to make a tarball of backup then segment the tarball
> into several chunks. I looked into split but it seems to be designed
> for text files. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance