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Re: Make a working copy from an export

From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 20:05:07 +0400

Greetings, Les Mikesell!

>>>> You can get laptop-sized USB-powered external drives all the way up to
>>>> 500Gb these days so portability isn't a huge problem. The quick-fix
>>>> here might be to simply zip or tar -z the working copy if that will make
>>>> it fit, though.
>>
>> Since the data is his music library, this is likely mp3 or m4a files
>> which are already compressed. Zip won't be able to compress them any
>> further.

> Are any of the common compression techniques good enough to notice that
> you have 2 copies of everything? Zip wouldn't because it handles each
> one separately.

2 copies of what? Where you saw that he have duplicates in library?
If you want to make differential/sequential archive, you could use rar.
Also, rar and 7z support solid compression (God! I think only zip don't
support it yet!)

--
WBR,
 Andrey Repin (anrdaemon_at_freemail.ru) 18.04.2009, <20:01>
Sorry for my terrible english...
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