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Re: [opensuse] Reliable way to backup hard drive before clean install
On 2016-10-04 19:03, John Andersen wrote:
On 10/04/2016 07:58 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:

Entire distros use tar.gz as package managers.

With checksums. If there is a problem you download it again, so its not
an issue.

The whole linux industry runs
away from unreliability toward safety, yet you just don't hear anyone howling
about tar.zs files. Where are the articles demanding everybody avoid them?
How come they aren't deprecated loudly in the press and in distributions?

If you search around a bit you can found them, it is a known issue. I
comment about it because I have read about it.

Then you turn around and suggest tar.gz will bit-rot inside of 90 minutes?

I never said that.

I said that /IF/ there is an error that corrupts one byte of a
compressed tar, with most compressors used you lose the entire archive.

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" at Telcontar)

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