I have a backup running and I am trying to minimize network traffic in duration as well as cycles on the host computer. IT is a database server. My question is, is it faster to:
1). Tar the folder right to the network drive ? (tar -zcvf /net/backup.tar.gz *)
Or
2). Tar the folder THEN copy it over? (tar -zcvf ~/backup.tar.gz;mv backup.tar.gz /net/.)

Would I even be saving anything?