Subject: Re: Serious problem with pax-as-tar: can't restore old big-record backups.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 05/24/2003 16:39:21
> ("65536-byte tape record too large for 32256-byte user buffer") and
> unreadable backups.
Not to minimize the problem, but there's an obvious workaround in the
dd bs=65536 if=(whatever) | tar (whatever)
> However, it's a serious regression in functionality to not support
> larger blocksizes on _read_, leaving people unable to restore old
No, just to be unable to restore them the obvious way. Unless dd has
been broken too, you can surely read them and restore them as above.
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