Using NFS for Networked Backups
Subject:   tar size limits?
Date:   2003-03-14 17:16:31
From:   anonymous2
I tried to do something similar with tar using a samba share. The issue I had was the 2Gb file size limit or tar (8Gb with newer versions I think). What enhancements to your method can split the tar file into 2Gb files when there is more than 2Gb of data to backup?
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  • tar size limits?
    2003-03-28 08:01:17  anonymous2 [View]

    Instead of tar'ing into a tarball, you could:

    tar -cf - $PATH1 | tar -xvpf - -C $PATH2

    where $PATH1 is path to files you want to backup and $PATH2 is path to save files to.

    But i haven't had any size problems with the bsd's - i have some 14gb tarfiles lying around. I thought recent RH had no problems too?