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Re: [opensuse] Reliable way to backup hard drive before clean install
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2016 11:47:21 +0200
  • Message-id: <nsvtr9$u7o$>
Carlos E. R. wrote:

On 2016-10-04 08:14, Per Jessen wrote:
John Andersen wrote:

On 10/03/2016 11:59 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
Reason: a few (or
one) byte error makes the tar unrecoverable.

In reality, Carlos, exactly how many of these have failed for you?

Yes, I have to wonder that too.

It is rare, but it is documented. Media failures are possible, and if
one happens in the middle of a tar.gz you lose it completely.

Sure, but every archiving tool is vulnerable to media and network
failures, tar no more so than any other.

In those years, I've had a grand total of ZERO tar.gz archives fail.


How many in floppies?


Per Jessen, Zürich (12.6°C) - your owncloud, hosted in Switzerland.

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