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Old 19th November 2009
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Default encryption and volume split of folder backups

Hi all,

is anyone doing encrypted backups of folders or files, and splitting the backup into volumes?

Tar (or the file system?) seems to have a limit at 8GB (too big to be practical anyway, I prefer chunks of 700MB or 2048MB), and using it with encryption I haven't tried to figure out yet

p7zip does not store Unix file access rights by itself, so it needs piping from tar, but then you run into a limit on the path name of 256 characters (try saving a webpage): "tar: File name too long for ustar "

I'm trying all this on a box with OpenBSD 4.5 i386, but I've got 2 boxes with 4.6 to play with too.

I use the RAR package on my old OpenBSD 3.9 fileservers, but i's time to install 4.6 on them, me thinks

Any thoughts are appreciated.

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