On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 09:38:12AM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote:
> Another factor I just thought of is that tar, commonly used as part of a 
> backup procedure, can on some systems only handle files up to 8 GB in size.  
> There are supposed to be newer formats that can avoid that restriction, but 
> it's not clear how widely available these are and what the incantation is to 
> get at them.  Of course we don't use tar directly, but if we ever make large 
> segments the default, we ought to provide some clear advice for the user on 
> how to make their backups.

By my reading, GNU tar handles larger files and no-one else (not even a
POSIX standard tar) can...

Have a nice day,
Martijn van Oosterhout   <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
> Please line up in a tree and maintain the heap invariant while 
> boarding. Thank you for flying nlogn airlines.

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