I have an older system running an older version of reiserfs with a file size limit of 4gb. I have a very large amount of data to backup, roughly 250gb kept on the file system. tar seems to fit the best however I have to manually enter the volume name each time I hit the 4gb limit for the filesize. Is there a way that I can get tar to auto increment the name of the volume each time a new file has to be created?
this is what I have been doing:
tar -vc -L 4194000 -f backup.tar /directory/to/backup > backup_log.txt
Which produces every 4gb
Prepare volume #2 for 'backup.tar' and hit return: n backup_2.tar