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

Thu Jan 6 14:06:54 UTC 2011
Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam at whitemice.org>

On Thu, 2011-01-06 at 15:47 +0200, 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?

Yes, star.


And it is in the CentOS repos.  The "-fifo" option can help allot [and
it backs up ACLS & xattrs too!].