Our servers are running Ubuntu Linux, and the binary file is a BSON dump of a large MongoDB collection. How reliable is a tool like
split? Is there a faster or better way to do this?
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To split, split -b
To join, just
AFAIK they are completely reliable, and I doubt there is something more efficient.
split is very reliable. We use it for porting large log files, and it worked well for up to a couple of GBs ( not 50 gb anyway ).
I believe you can try using the split for your requirement, and let us know.
Split into 5GB files
It will split into multiple files of 5GB and name it as xaa, xab, xac, .... and so on.
by this you can concatenate as single file in the other end.
If you have rar installed, it's worked very well for me: