multi-volume archives

Mike Tancsa mike at
Sun Sep 22 18:53:58 UTC 2019

On 9/22/2019 12:26 AM, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> No, the drive should remain the same, no need for another :-) It just
> does not handle files over 4G, but it can accommodate lots of such
> files.
Not sure if your plan is for long term storage or not, but in the old
days, we used DVDs for archival backups which were notoriously lossy
(tar, split as well as rar with built in multi-vol support). Not sure
what USB sticks are like long term.  A handy tool we regularly used was
archives/par2cmdline to add some redundancy as well as checksums to the
files.   It saved me on a number of occasions.


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