[TriLUG] Thanksfor all the responses to my backup question...
wia at iglass.net
Wed May 24 15:25:44 EDT 2006
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> From: dsandif
> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2006 2:07 PM
> Subject: [TriLUG] Thanksfor all the responses to my backup question...
> Previously, we were using flexbackup (not fsbackup) to backup small
> amounts of data to an external usb hard disk. The format of
> the external
> disk was Fat32 and we didn't have any problems until we got
> to a point
> where we were backing up large data sets over 2 gigs or more, then we
> started running into problems where the backup would start to
> fail after
> a point, usually around two gigs or so (See attachment).
This help at all? -marc
2.4. What is the maxiumum size of the archives flexbackup can produce?
This is a limitation of the archive program, tape driver, underlying
filesystem, OS, or specific compilation of perl - nothing in flexbackup
Some older programs/systems barf at 2GB files -- anything recent should
deal with large files no problem, using standard APIs.
If you are using "buffer" be aware that you need to compile with extra
flags, or patch the 1.19 version to handle >2GB files. (The RPMS linked
to from this site have been)
See also Large File Support in Linux or Large file size changes to the
single Unix spec for more info and hints on how to fix things if you
need to recompile something.
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