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Old 07-19-2007
Size limitation in Tar command

Hi to every body there,
I am new this forum and this is my first post.
I am a new user of Unix,
is there any size limitation of files while creating tar file.


Thanks in advance
# 2  
Old 07-19-2007
As far as I know, some OS/filesystems can't handle more than 2 GB, what is your config ?
# 3  
Old 07-20-2007
size limitation of tar command

Hi,
thanks for the reply,
we are using HP-UX B.11.11

Regards
Manvar
# 4  
Old 07-20-2007
There's such question asked here before, unfortunately, noone has replied, I can't answer this either for HP-UX. If you don't get definitive answer, I'd suggest that you connect to HP support and ask for it. I guess that only the old versions of tars/filesystems have this infamous limitation for 2GB.
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Old 07-20-2007
As far as IBM AIX is concerned, man page of tar says
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1 The ustar header format allows for file sizes to be as large as 8 GB. Therefore, the tar command is enabled to archive files of up to 8 GB in size.

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