Optimal way to upload large .tar.gz files?

Hi there - given the nature of restic to upload in 4-5MB chunks, are there any settings to improve the upload speed when considering I’m backing up larger files?

I’ve downloaded my Google Photos Takeout .tar.gz files which are 50GB each. This is resulting in huge upload times that feel many times larger than if the same amount were a bunch of text files but I may be misestimating.

Curious if there’s any tweaks I can make here to help hint to restic how it should treat these files.

Please give restic 0.14.0 a try. We’ve increase the default pack-size to 16MB and you could increase it further up to 128MB.

$ restic version
restic 0.14.0 (v0.14.0-59-gb48766d7) compiled with go1.19.1 on linux/amd64

Currently reading :eyes: > Tuning Backup Parameters — restic 0.14.0 documentation