Sorry to resurrect such an old thread....
maybe the problem is that ssh can't cope with such a big memory allocation. So, how about doing that not inside ssh? maybe programs like dtach, screen, or tmux could help here.
Originally Posted by dtra
hey, thanks for your reply
that's what i'm asking
is it possible to run something like
tar -cf -split 500MB file%d.tar
and end up with like file01.tar, file02.tar, file03.tar, file04.tar
then use something like tar xf -join file01.tar file02.tar file03.tar file04.tar
to join them all back together untarred