On Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 10:51:12AM +0100, Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
> 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.
The star program written by Joerg Schilling is a very well written
POSIX compatible tar program that can easily handle files larger than
8GB. It is another backup option.
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