tar

Gabriel M. Beddingfield gabriel at teuton.org
Sat Jul 10 12:54:07 UTC 2004


The -L option in the man page says, "change tapes after writing N*1024
bytes."  (Ah, the old days.)  So, perhaps you should find a way to change
tapes.  Maybe play around with the -F <script> option.  This lets you run a
script after each volume.  With that script you can rename "backup.tar" to
"backup00.tar", "backup01.tar", etc.

Since the -z option doesn't work with multi-volume tars (taking your word
for it -- but it makes sense), perhaps the script would also run gzip on
them.

HTH,
Gabriel



J.L. Coenders wrote:

> That doesn't work for multi-volumes.
> 
> - Jeroen
> 
> On Saturday 10 July 2004 14:51, Kenneth Porter wrote:
>> --On Saturday, July 10, 2004 2:31 PM +0200 "J.L. Coenders"
>>
>> <fedora at universalgrid.nl> wrote:
>> > and it isn't gzipped
>>
>> Add -z for gzip, -j for bzip2.
>>
>> (I haven't used multi-volume, so can't help you with that part.)
> 
> 






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