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Old 04-02-2004, 04:52 PM   #1
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File size limitation?


Does anyone know if the 2.2 kernel or ext2 filesystem impose a 2 gig limitation on file size?

I am trying to backup a directory structure of JPEGS using tar and getting the following:

tar: /data/backups/albums_backup_040204.tar: Wrote only 2047 of 10240 bytes
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

I am using Debian (woody - 2.2.20).

Thanks!
 
Old 04-02-2004, 05:10 PM   #2
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Yes, by default there is 2GB limit.. the later kernel's support larger filesizes.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 06:04 PM   #3
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Hey trickykid, thanks!

One other questions, and this may be more of a general-kernel-question...

Is it recommended to upgrade the kernel or get a later version of the distro to solve this issue? If upgrading the kernel is a common approach, should I be ready for apps, etc not to work?
 
Old 04-02-2004, 10:54 PM   #4
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You should be ready to read if you don't already know what yer doing.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 02:23 AM   #5
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You should be ready to read if you don't already know what yer doing.
Seriously, help or answer their question or just move on to the next thread please.

Upgrading your kernel usually will have no impact on the applications your running. The only thing you'll want to be careful about is leaving out support for all of your hardware, etc. Its usually straight forward when compiling the kernel though. If you do affect any apps, it would mainly be services you might have running, like NFS, Samba, etc..

And if your going to recompile, I'd say its not a bad idea to upgrade to a later version, Debian is behind in the kernel tree on their releases..

Cheers
 
Old 04-03-2004, 02:30 AM   #6
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Thanks Trickykid - I do appreciate you taking the time to help someone who is inching there way into this "new" world

Would you recommend a particular version?..or is that too broad of a question?

Thanks!
 
Old 04-03-2004, 02:46 AM   #7
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Thanks Trickykid - I do appreciate you taking the time to help someone who is inching there way into this "new" world

Would you recommend a particular version?..or is that too broad of a question?

Thanks!
Well, I haven't used Debian for about 3 or 4 years now. I would have no idea if it works well with the latest and greatest 2.6.x series. You shouldn't have any problems getting the latest 2.4.x series, like 2.4.25 that is which is the latest.

Just remember, odds are development, evens are stable branches if you didn't already know.

So 2.6.x and 2.4.x are good.. 2.5.x and 2.7.x are unstable and for testing, etc.
 
Old 04-03-2004, 02:53 AM   #8
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Right.. thanks! I will take this to the Debian forum and see what everyone (or somone) has to say.

Thanks again..
 
  


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