Digital archiving tools

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Wed Mar 9 15:49:58 CST 2011


On 3/9/11 1:32 PM, Shoppa, Tim wrote:

> OTOH I keep all of my images compressed, precisely because I want to know if any copy has been corrupted.
>

Another use for uncompressed archives (mainly tape backup images) is you can create a file that contains
a directory of the contents and a offset to the file header, and have very fast access within the tape image.
You can't do that if the image has been compressed.





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