[CentOS] schily tools

Mon Feb 6 21:21:35 UTC 2012
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 3:04 PM, Alan McKay <alan.mckay at gmail.com> wrote:
> Compressing makes it nigh impossible to know whether or not the data will
> fit on the tape without doing a test compress ahead of time, which can take
> several hours depending on the amount of data.

Tape drives generally have their own compression options that you can
change with the mt command. Their speed can also vary wildly depending
on the block size you use and  whether you can supply the data fast
enough to keep them streaming.

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com