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TAR split archive

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:18 pm
by akrabu139
Creating split TAR archives seems broken on v1.2.0-dev (3417). Just makes one TAR file.

TAR split archive

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:29 pm
by akrabu139
Update...

So I want to make 100GB BD-XL backups of my Pictures folder, which is about 530GB. I had noticed the TAR went up to 250GB and canceled it. For testing I used 650MB splits instead.

So, if you set it to ask you where to put files, and pick somewhere other than the same folder, it just creates one big TAR. It also doesn't append .TAR automatically.

If you select the same folder as the source, say, /Volumes/Drobo/ for /Volumes/Drobo/Pictures/ it will make a /Volumes/Drobo/Pictures 2.tar (instead of Pictures)... and then still not split the archive.

TAR split archive

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:45 pm
by akrabu139
As an aside... while testing, when I drag my Pictures folder on to Keka, it sometimes tries to extract the folder instead of compressing it. Not always, but about once every 10th try.

TAR split archive

Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:59 pm
by akrabu139
Another finding... if I try to make a split 7-zip file from my Pictures folder, using any compression level (even Fast), it sits and sits without making a file, then errors out.

BUT, if I make a split 7-zip file using "Store", it immediately starts working and makes Pictures.7z.001, Pictures.7z.002, etc as expected. For my purposes, this will work fine, but I wanted you to know about the issues I found. Thanks!

TAR split archive

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:20 am
by aone
Sorry for the late reply @akrabu139
akrabu139 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:45 pm
As an aside... while testing, when I drag my Pictures folder on to Keka, it sometimes tries to extract the folder instead of compressing it. Not always, but about once every 10th try.
Note that when you drop some files/folders to Keka you have a division in Keka to compress/extract. A folder will always be compressed (Drop here to compress), unless you drop it to the bottom section of Keka (Drop here to extract).
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TAR split archive

Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 8:23 am
by aone
akrabu139 wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:18 pm
Creating split TAR archives seems broken on v1.2.0-dev (3417). Just makes one TAR file.
The split option does not work with tarballs, not even in the stable version. I should remove that option from the interface.