[p4] backup strategy
dlewis at vignette.com
Fri Mar 18 13:43:39 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
yes, and tar also slows down a lot when its creating lots of
little files. Also, if a directory has about 1,000 files, the
file system slowdown is very significent. (on unix)
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