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Old 02-28-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy /var/adm/sa does compressing sadd files

Hello Guys ,

I have compressed a file in /var/adm/sa

-rw-r--r-- 1 sys sys 1089777 Feb 5 23:55 sa05.Z
-rw-r--r-- 1 sys sys 1089931 Feb 6 23:55 sa06.Z
-rw-r--r-- 1 sys sys 2827152 Feb 7 23:55 sa07
-rw-r--r-- 1 sys sys 2827152 Feb 8 23:55 sa08
-rw-r--r-- 1 sys sys 2823312 Feb 9 23:55 sa09
-rw-r--r-- 1 sys sys 2824992 Feb 10 23:55 sa10

for reducing disk space in /var ,I compressed the above 2 files will it cause any problem and i can see 22 files.
Files from 05 February 2013 - 27 February 2013.

Can anybody help on this how it works and what are its main causes.
Old 02-28-2013, 05:03 PM   #2
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The causes are being investigated in your other 2 threads.
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No, it will not cause any problem. It's a very common practice to archive (by creating tar and then zip) to reduce the file system size.

~$ tar -cvf archivename.tar file1 file2 file3...
~$ gzip archivename.tar
~$ tar -zcvf archivename.tar file1 file2 file3...


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