Backup Question

Karl Pielorz kpielorz at
Tue Jun 7 16:09:37 GMT 2005

--On 07 June 2005 11:02 -0500 Cody Holland <cholland at> 

> Ok, I'm trying to do a simple tar+gzip backup for my file system.  I can
> do this no problem.  The backup is a little less than 2Gb.  What I would
> like to do is chop this up into 650Mb pieces that I can ftp over to a
> server with a cd-r and burn them.  Does anyone know a good utility that
> can do this, or another method that will accomplish what I'm trying to
> do?

split -b (see the man page) - or I think tar has an option to define both 
the 'size of the tape' (in 1k blocks) and a script to run 'between tape 
changes' - so you should be able to sort something out with that...


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