There are many compression formats like tar, zip, bzip etc.

On a shared hosting (Linux), if I were to archive a huge folder for migration, which format would be best (least resource heavy)?

Storage is not an issue. Priority is to put as little as possible load on the hosting server -- and avoid the process being killed before completion.

Any example commands with switches would be best.

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