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Re: NetBSD tar and large files.

On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 5:20 AM, Sad Clouds
<> wrote:
> Any reason why NetBSD tar utility cannot create large files. I was
> trying to archive about 4GB of data when I got this:
> tar: End of archive volume 1 reached
> tar: ustar vol 1, 1695 files, 0 bytes read, 0 bytes written in 1946
> secs (0 bytes/sec)
> I can fall back on GNU tar, but it's frustrating having to wait for 30
> minutes to archive data, just to find out tar "breaks" on large files.

So a few questions:

1. Did you test GNU tar, and it works?

2. If not, maybe it's a ulimit or a filesystem limitation?

A code review might reveal the limitation, if it really is within NetBSD tar.


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