1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 22, 2011 6:49 AM by abrante RSS

    too large to archive

    risingstar
      Hi

      Solaris 5.8

      I have large files around 12gb and 13gb i want to compress and send it to my tape.
      but i rec this following error

      # tar -cvf /dev/rmt/0cn /backup/oradata/hisp/backup/rman_backup1/*
      /rman_backup1/HISP_FULL_20110121_pim2mtdl_s13106_p1 too large to archive
      /HISP_FULL_20110121_pjm2mtdm_s13107_p1 too large to archive
      /HISP_FULL_20110121_pkm2mtdn_s13108_p1 too large to archive
      /HISP_FULL_20110121_plm2mtdt_s13109_p1 too large to archive
      c-1573567584-20110121-00 43840 tape blocks

      Any idea
      Thanks in advance.
        • 1. Re: too large to archive
          abrante
          According to "man tar":

          E

          Write a tarfile with extended headers. (Used with c, r,
          or u function letters. Ignored with t or x function
          letters.) When a tarfile is written with extended
          headers, the modification time is maintained with a
          granularity of microseconds rather than seconds. In
          addition, filenames no longer than PATH_MAX characters
          that could not be archived without E, and file sizes
          greater than 8GB, are supported. The E flag is required
          whenever the larger files and/or files with longer
          names, or whose UID/GID exceed 2097151, are to be
          archived, or if time granularity of microseconds is
          desired.

          E

          Write a tarfile with extended headers. (Used with c, r,
          or u function letters. Ignored with t or x function
          letters.) When a tarfile is written with extended
          headers, the modification time is maintained with a
          granularity of microseconds rather than seconds. In
          addition, filenames no longer than PATH_MAX characters
          that could not be archived without E, and file sizes
          greater than 8GB, are supported. The E flag is required
          whenever the larger files and/or files with longer
          names, or whose UID/GID exceed 2097151, are to be
          archived, or if time granularity of microseconds is
          desired.

          try 'tar -cvfE' rather than 'tar -cvf'.

          .7/M.