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A caution on using command-line zip for backups
Authored by: tirerim on Dec 02, '06 11:57:47AM
Note that while using the j option to tar will produce bzip2-compressed archives, which are smaller than gzip-compressed archives, it will also take longer. To use gzip compression instead, use the z option instead:

/usr/bin/tar czvf foo.tgz foo

/usr/bin/tar xzvf foo.tgz

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