[Ardour-Users] Session Archival

Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Mon Jan 19 03:34:23 PST 2009

On Fri, 2009-01-16 at 10:00 -0600, Brett Clark wrote:
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> I usually tar mine up (with gzip compression) and burn them to CD (or
> DVD) when im completely done. I haven't analyzed the compression, but I
> think it gets you around half the size (eg. 8 Gig session down to 4 Gig
> tar.gz file) which I believe is close to what FLAC can do with the WAV
> files.  Not to mention that you may also want the session files and
> everything else in your session (which FLAC doesn't do).
> Ex: tar -czvf mySession.tar.gz mySession
> With this method, I could restore the session and do whatever (remix,
> etc).

Also, since flac is lossless, you probably have just about as much
compression by zipping the tarball.  You might get more compression with
bzip2, at the expense of speed.


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