[CentOS] Tar so slow! Is there anything faster?

Thu Jan 6 13:54:15 UTC 2011
Jerry Franz <jfranz at freerun.com>

On 01/06/2011 05:47 AM, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I need to tar up a good 100 GiB of files, but tar is progressing at a
> rate of about 1 MiB per second. Is there something, anything, faster?

tar is normally screaming fast unless you use bzip2 compression (or gzip 
compression on an underpowered CPU).

Provide details: What are you tarring, how are you invoking tar, what 
hardware are you running on (hard drive types, cpu type, etc).

Benjamin Franz