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Old 04-02-2004, 12:36 PM   #1
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Tar issue..?


I am trying to backup a 6 gig directory structure full of JPEGs using tar and it keeps failing at 2147483647 with the following message:

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

I have tried tar -czvf and tar -cvf..

Any ideas?

Thank!
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:28 PM   #2
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Not a tar issue. What kind of PC i.e. motherboard , CPU? What distro, version, kernel are you using?

It looks like the max file size is 2GB.

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Old 04-02-2004, 01:47 PM   #3
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What filesystem are you saving to?
 
Old 04-02-2004, 01:57 PM   #4
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aaa,

ext2. My friend just mentioned that he had issues with a particular type of filesystem, but couldn't remember...?
 
Old 04-02-2004, 02:00 PM   #5
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I am using Debian (woody).. I am sorry to say that I don't even know the kernel version, but I do recall someone mentioning that the 2.2 kernel had an issue of only allowing files to reach 2 GB..?
 
Old 04-02-2004, 02:11 PM   #6
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Run 'uname -r' to see kernel version.
 
Old 04-02-2004, 02:15 PM   #7
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Thanks!

2.2.20-idepci

well, I'm wondering if I answered my own question.. could it be a filesize limitation imposed by the 2.2 kernel?
 
Old 04-02-2004, 02:19 PM   #8
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Maybe, not sure. The Debian installs the 2.2 by default, you need to tell it explicitly to install 2.4 .
 
  


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