Subject: RE: tar 'Total bytes written' counter
To: Scott Burns <Scott.Burns@NetConTech.Com>
From: Scott Burns <Scott.Burns@NetConTech.Com>
List: current-users
Date: 01/26/1997 20:34:24
Yes, well over 2GB. I suppose I could break it up into a few tar sets =
but currently it's a giant 3.5GB backup to a EXA-8200 using the 'gzip' =
of GNU-Tar.


From:  Perry E. Metzger[]
Sent:  Sunday, January 26, 1997 8:17 PM
To:  Scott Burns
Cc:  ''
Subject:  Re: tar 'Total bytes written' counter=20

Scott Burns writes:
> In backing up a few gig on a NetBSD/i386 V1.1 machine with 'tar =
-totals =3D
> -czf'. It would appear I am overflowing the 'int' reserved for it.
> Total bytes written: -1600978944
> I just checked my sup directories for current and it would appear it =
> still only uses an 'int'. Could this be changed to use a larger =3D
> variable,

Well, presumably it could be, but, as a sanity check, were you taring
something over 2GB in size?