Compressing directories in linux is easy.

By default, Most Linux guis give users a few options to choose from. .zip, .tar, and .7z to name a few.

But compressing a ton of data can take a fair bit of time due to the single core nature of these compression solutions. This is where libs like pigz and libz come in handy. Here is my cheat sheet for multi-core compression

To Zip Multiple Files Recursively on All CPU Cores

tar -I pigz -cf archive.tgz archive

Split large archives into smaller chunks

split -b -d 50G archive.tgz "archive.tgz.part"

Combine multiple files into one with cat

cat archive.tgz.* > archive.tgz

Resources: Linux split command help and examples