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ReadError, "not a bzip2 file"

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In using tarfile to group thousands of small files from a directory and
then compress it. I already compress a group of files in my pc, but I
need do it in a server and I'm testing the same procedure, but it
doesn't work . A "ReadError" appear: "not a bzip2 file". I'm using this

import os
import tarfile

dstfolder = '/somepath/to/output' ## server
fileorfoldertobackup = '/home/username' ## server
dst = '%s.tar.bz2' % os.path.join(dstfolder,
out =, 'w:bz2')

What Im doing wrong? Is necesary install a python version into the


Sep 13 '06 #1
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