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Old 02-10-2009, 08:00 AM   #1
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Backup server - compression with multicore support

Does any body know how can I zip huge amount of data using multicore support ?

I know that tar doesnt support multiprocessing.

Is it possible to handle this problem using bash script ?

When tar is working only one core is runnig. How can I use tar command that it will be use all cores ?
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Take a look at pbzip2:

Combined with tar:
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you can also use a parallel implementation of GZip, nicknamed PIGZ check it out here.



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