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

Thu Jan 6 19:15:16 UTC 2011
Leonard den Ottolander <leonard at den.ottolander.nl>

Hello Dotan,

On Thu, 2011-01-06 at 16:19 +0200, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 16:08, Arun Khan <knura9 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > bzip2 will slow down the operation.  If you don't really need
> > compressed than simply do "tar cf  <tar file>  <dir/file list>"

> Yup, that's what I'm doing now! Thanks.

Gzip is pretty fast and still should give you decent compression. In
most cases the highest compression will hardly give you better
compression than the default level of 6, so just go with the default
(tar cz). Use bzip2 only if space is a big concern.


mount -t life -o ro /dev/dna /genetic/research