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Old 07-30-2015, 01:39 AM   #1
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archiving a huge Mail Dir


Hi guys,

I have a MailDir with 650 GB, I need to split and archive it using tar, sorting by month.

when I use something like ls -alh to list the contents historically to verify date, it takes so long time,

could you please advise me how to deal with the Dir efficiently in this case efficiently..

thanks
 
Old 07-30-2015, 01:41 AM   #2
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:54 AM   #3
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Probably 'find' with appropriate -mtime values piped to your tar command.
Whatever you use is going to take ages as each file will need to be 'stat'ed to get the date.
Probably you have far too many files for 'sort'ing to a list to be usable..

Like asking for a quick way to sort 650 tonnes of assorted coloured marbles into a bin for each of the 1000 colours ... there isn't one.
 
  


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