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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