Archiving Projects-- TAPE vs. DVD

Nicholas Leippe nick at
Thu Feb 9 15:00:12 MST 2006

On Thursday 09 February 2006 14:42, justin gedge wrote:
> Is there a good way [IE a program available] to take this and divide it
> up cleanly so it could span 2 DDS3 tapes, or 10 DVD's if needed.  I'm
> kind of thinking about how linux distros- you'll have 1-2 DVD's or 6-7
> CD's and they're structured so you could look at individual disks-- or
> combine them all back together if you have the drive space available.
> This is something that has plagued me since I started here.  You
> typically trim as much fat out of a project before you archive-- but as
> time goes on they're getting bigger and bigger.  2GB just isn't what it
> use to be.  I can obviously move to larger capacity tapes-- but I've
> wondered if there wasn't a nice program to help divide file trees up so
> they could span multiple media-- but still be readable as independent
> media.

tar can split an archive across multiple volumes.


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