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Re: tarsnap and sparse files

On Thu, Feb 09, 2017 at 11:59:51AM -0600, Eric Brown wrote:
> I am working with some OpenBSD vmd disk images. They are allocated at
> 1T,
> (I really can't tell what tarsnap is doing, even with verbose printing.)

Try giving it a -SIGUSR1 (or SIGINFO, which can be generated with CTRL-T):

That won't tell you exactly what's happening, but at least you'll be able to
tell if there's any progress or not.

- Graham