__/ [ Unruh ] on Tuesday 21 March 2006 21:10 \__
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>To cut a long story short, I wish to compress (or tar because it's quicker)
>>data and to also slice the resultant files into volumes, from the
>>command-line (this should be a routine backup job).
>>The longer story: external hard-drive uses some odd filesystem which is
>>case insensitive. Must compress or tar data to preserve case. Must also
>>slice to 'chunks' as the data exceeds 4 GB, which at least for the external
>>hard-drive, is too much.
> man tar
> man split
> tar -cf - /odd/filesystem|split -b 10m - backup.tar
> You will get backup.tar.1 backup.tar.2 ....
> each of length 10MB.
> to reassemble
> cat backup.tar.*|tar -xf -
>>Any advice appreciated muchly,
You're a star, Unruh. Thanks for the prompt reply!
Roy S. Schestowitz
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