2GB files and smbtar

William R. Knox wknox at mitre.org
Thu Sep 7 13:34:34 GMT 2000

Your problem is with GNU tar - there is a version 1.13 available that
has large file support (i.e. for files over 2 GB), which 1.12 lacked.

			Bill Knox
			Senior Operating Systems Programmer/Analyst
			The MITRE Corporation

"Grant, Les" wrote:
> Hi
>         I am trying to backup an NT box using smbtar on an
> HP running 11.0. All works fine if the file sizes are
> less than 2GB. The data seems to goto tape but when I
> index the tape using gtar the size of any 2GB file is
> negative and gtar thinks what comes after the header
> is garbage. samba 2.07 with large file support enabled, gtar 1.12.
> Any ideas?
>                                 thanks
>                                 les grant
> -

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