[p4] backup strategy

Ivey, William william_ivey at bmc.com
Fri Mar 18 07:36:57 PST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John-Mason P. Shackelford [mailto:john-mason at shackelford.org]
> A little more info about how I performed the untar:
> I ran $ tar -xvf depot_files.tar > /dev/null so I wasn't being slowed 
> down by terminal output.

Wasn't it still formatting the output, though?
Might be a little faster without the v at all.

> There was also no copying across a 
> network or 
> even across a file system involved since I exploded the tar 
> to the same 
> directory where the tarball lived.

Exploding to a second physical drive might be faster -
if the source and destination are on the same drive,
it could waste a lot of seek time. -Wm


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