[CentOS] gtar compression achieved

Wed Feb 1 16:10:11 UTC 2012
Alan McKay <alan.mckay at gmail.com>

> Is there some reason you aren't using amanda?  Give it some holding
> disk space and it will run multiple backups at once, buffering on
> disk, and figure out how they should go on the tape for you.

I'm archiving, not backing up.

I looked at Amanda for a few days and it would be really clunky to do what
I want.

Anyway I found this :

[root at solexa-db tmp]# export GZIP=-v
[root at solexa-db tmp]# tar czf files.tar.gz file{1,2,3,4,5}

So I'm golden :-)

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