multi-volume archives

MJ mafsys1234 at
Sat Sep 21 06:47:52 UTC 2019

On 21/09/2019 4:30 pm, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> Which is now the most convenient way to create multi-volume archives? To
> fit an archive on a FAT32 flash drive, a volume size should not exceed 4g.
> I have traditionally used "tar | split" to pack, then "cat | tar" to
> unpack. But split is very slow, and generally this way is clumsy.
> I don't want to use "zip -s" either, because I think zip does not
> preserve symlinks, hardlinks, permissions... to cut a long story short,
> I don't believe in zip as a Unix archiver.
> Any more ideas?

Hi Victor,

If you don't like zip, what about 7zip? It has volumes which allow you to break it up on the fly into parts

Whether this is overall faster than tar|split is unknown.



PS. I always use tar|split if that's the requirement. If it's slow, I go get a coffee... :-)

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