Chapter 2. Using DarGUI

Creating archives: Slices

Dar can split an archive up into a number of files or "slices" of a specified maximum size, making it possible, for example, to store several GB of data on an appropriate number of CDs. Slice filenames are composed of the archive base name followed by a dot, a number, a dot and the extension (dar).

The Slices page of the New archive window allows you to decide the size of the individual slices of the archive and any action to be taken after writing each slice.

Slices page