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Old 07-01-2004, 03:04 PM   #1
stefane321
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large tar backup file to be burn


I would like to know how to burn a large .tar file on more than one cd?

Because when I backup my system the .tar file is too large to be put on one cd.

Thanks
 
Old 07-01-2004, 03:09 PM   #2
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How big are we talking? If you gzip it, will it be small enough?

If not, you can look into zipsplit... It zips and splits into a number of files. You can set the size.
 
Old 07-01-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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The split command can also set the size you want the files to be.
man split

It will make files like this
xaa
xab
and so on

They can be recombined with
cat x* > filename
 
  


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