I have recently upgraded the OS on my Laptop. To do so, I backed up the entire hard drive to a tarball on the network. I used something like this:
tar -cvf /mnt/RemoteSambaShare/hdd.tar.gz -z /mnt/sda1/*
Everything seems to have went well, and it was done the next morning. I tested extracting the archive, but only the first few files. So I proceeded formatting the hdd and installed Windows 7.
When I try to extract this archive, it gets stuck at approximately 12GB. I tried extracting with WinRAR, Universal Extractor, 7z, gzip followed by tar, and tar -z.
Is there something that I am/was doing wrong?
Is there some way to also extract the data AFTER the bad part? (The data before 12GB is unfortunately only the recycle bin and a 9gb iso, which I intended to delete anyway.)