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Are there any DAR archive utilities that work for Mac / Windows?

All I can find are the command line programs, and the GUI programs for Linux.

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if GTK+ is available thru MacPorts you might coax this one into compiling: dargui.sourceforge.net –  quack quixote Feb 20 '10 at 11:25
    
the CLI for DAR is fine, it's not that hard. Try something like: dar -c /home/thufir/Desktop/thufir2012march03 -s 880M -p -b -z -R /home/thufir2 -D although i guess this is an older question. blog.gmane.org/gmane.comp.sysutils.backup.dar.support for support. –  Thufir Feb 15 at 2:47

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The wikipedia article only mention DarGUI and KDar as available GUI frontends, and searching reveals nothing else. Of those my guess is that DarGUI is the simplest to get to work on windows or mac.

http://kdar.codeplex.com/releases/view/40326

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Weird that 7zip can't do it...... –  Pacerier Jan 3 at 8:12
    
@Pacerier I don't think 7zip has nearly the capabilities of DAR. DAR will take a directory (or the entire drive), and create a series of slices, let's say each slice is 880MB, and then just put 5 slices per DVD. That way the DVD is full. Or, just store the slices on another hard drive. Or tape... see also askubuntu.com/questions/187954/… DAR uses tar to make the slices; compression is optimal but suggested. In a way, DAR is just a nice way of making a series of tar balls (slices) of a specified size. –  Thufir Feb 15 at 2:42
    
@Thufir, How is this different from the "split to volumes" feature in 7z? –  Pacerier Feb 17 at 3:13
    
@Pacerier DAR creates slice1.dar, then slice2.dar..slice<n>. Each slice of specified size; that might be the same. It also does incremental backups, like time machine, etc. –  Thufir Feb 17 at 4:32

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