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akrabu139
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TAR split archive

Post by akrabu139 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:18 pm

Creating split TAR archives seems broken on v1.2.0-dev (3417). Just makes one TAR file.
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TAR split archive

Post by akrabu139 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:29 pm

Update...

So I want to make 100GB BD-XL backups of my Pictures folder, which is about 530GB. I had noticed the TAR went up to 250GB and canceled it. For testing I used 650MB splits instead.

So, if you set it to ask you where to put files, and pick somewhere other than the same folder, it just creates one big TAR. It also doesn't append .TAR automatically.

If you select the same folder as the source, say, /Volumes/Drobo/ for /Volumes/Drobo/Pictures/ it will make a /Volumes/Drobo/Pictures 2.tar (instead of Pictures)... and then still not split the archive.
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TAR split archive

Post by akrabu139 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:45 pm

As an aside... while testing, when I drag my Pictures folder on to Keka, it sometimes tries to extract the folder instead of compressing it. Not always, but about once every 10th try.
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TAR split archive

Post by akrabu139 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:59 pm

Another finding... if I try to make a split 7-zip file from my Pictures folder, using any compression level (even Fast), it sits and sits without making a file, then errors out.

BUT, if I make a split 7-zip file using "Store", it immediately starts working and makes Pictures.7z.001, Pictures.7z.002, etc as expected. For my purposes, this will work fine, but I wanted you to know about the issues I found. Thanks!
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