Tar length

Kirk Strauser kirk at strauser.com
Tue May 6 09:40:07 PDT 2003

At 2003-05-06T15:52:24Z, "Joshua Koontz" <jbkoontz at pennswoods.net> writes:

> Preparing to do replace a mail server.  Before doing so, I need to backup
> and transfer the existing mailboxes.  Just wondering how long it would
> take for a tar to complete on 21 GB worth of data.  Also any estimates on
> 'untaring' the data after it is transfered.  Thanks.

You know, you can try it yourself.  If you're not compressing the data, then
you'll be limited by how fast you can read/write 21GB of data.
Kirk Strauser
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