In rhel 7.8 I have a folder called
/study that has a bunch of data. It was ~500GB in size.
gzip -9r /study and it reduced that folder to 294GB as reported by
du -sh /study
I then did
tar -cf study.tar /study and now have a single file named study.tar at 294GB.
I will first copy it to a locally mounted NTFS disk (using ntfs-3g under RHEL 7.8) and then will move that single 294GB tar file to some company provided CIFS share.
Other than time to copy and finding available disk space are there any foreseeable problems I should be aware of, before I do a rm -r /study on the original to free up disk?