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Re: [opensuse] tar - magnetic tape - softare compression error
  • From: Philipp Thomas <pth@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:37:32 +0100
  • Message-id: <20091026133732.GC13212@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Teruel de Campo MD (chusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) [20091026 14:08]:

Hardware compression works but for some reason I can not get close to the
of compression produced but software compression

If you use hardware compression, seeking to specific files for restore will
take a very long time as tar can't know in advance how many blocks a file
will occupy on tape.

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