[CentOS] gtar compression achieved

Wed Feb 1 16:50:36 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Wed, Feb 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM, John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 'Deploying' amanda is a matter of installing the rpm and editing a
>> couple of config files about the tape drive, tapes, targets, and
>> holding space.  And maybe some firewall tweaking - but nothing really
>> complicated.   You get a lot of coverage of 'real-world' problems
>> already built in that will be hard to match in a new program, but you
>> do have to think the way it does...
> An issue with tar is that if you have an error somewhere in
> the tar... it is bad news...
> afio compress files individually and has other nice things...
> Maybe star does it too.

In a practical sense, I don't know if that even matters.  I've never
seen a tape drive that could recover and read past an error in the
input anyway.   Maybe back in floppy disk days...

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com