TAR command 2GB limitation

TAR command 2GB limitation

Post by Charle » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 10:20:23



I think there is a patch (10?) for 4.3 will resolve the file size limit.
Another solution is to upgrade to 5L.


> Hi,

> The comands are:

> tar -cvf /backup/back.tar /database/db

> and

> pax -wvf /backup/back.pax /database/db

> The same error comes up in both commands:

> A system call received a parameter that is not valid.
> 0511-613 A write error has occurred.

> Regards,

> Louis Banens




> > > Well, bot gnu tar and pax have the same limit. They both stop at
> 2147481600
> > > bytes.

> > > Any ideas what to do next ?

> > Hello, maybe you are doing something wrong.
> > Could you give more details (command line, file sizes and file
> > systems, device, compression, ...)
> > Normally tar-ing to tape doesn't make any problems. But if you write a
> > tar-file to your disk, there might be other problems.
> > Alois

> > --
> > Alois Steindl,                  Tel.: +43 (1) 58801 / 32558
> > Inst. for Mechanics II,         Fax.: +43 (1) 58801 / 32598
> > Vienna University of Technology,
> > A-1040 Wiedner Hauptstr. 8-10

 
 
 

1. TAR command 2GB limitation

Hi,

We have AIX 4.3.3 and I noticed that the tar command has a 2GB limitation.
Is there a solution for this. Can I find a tar binary somewhere that
supports larger files ?

Thanks,

Louis Banens

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