John Thompson john at
Thu Mar 20 00:08:41 UTC 2008

On 2008-03-19, Tom Holroyd <tomh at> wrote:

> Show of hands: compress backups? Or 1:1 copy.

I use tape with hardware compression and error correction. Before that I 
used afio, which compresses files individually as it places them in an 
archive. That way corruption in one file does not affect the rest of the 


John (john at

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