Re: Don't you think TAR is obsolete?
Isn't there enough things to fix out there rather than try to find a solution to a solution that isn't broke?
Why tar? because its versatile, compressible by several compression tools, widely supported by many, many operating systems, versatile with shell piping a.k.a. very, very scrip table, just about EVERY backup application in the industry can (and does) use it with some sort of additional compression, just because tar means Tape Archive, doesn't mean you have to put it on tape... If you like zip, zip a tar file and get over it.
"Its easy to come up with new ideas, the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date." -Roger von Oech