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From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Mon Nov 22 21:26:03 2004

> I don't use compression on any archive I care about. If you get a
> bad block, everything after it is unrecoverable if it has been
> compressed.

Depends on the compression mechanism. With bzip2, for example, you
generally lose the rest of that block, but later blocks should be fine.

> Tar also has the advantage that the file information [...] can be
> resynchronized at block boundaries.

Not reliably, unless you never roll one tar archive (or other thing
containing block-aligned tar header blocks) into another.

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