Wednesday, February 15, 2012

tar: .file too large to archive. Use E function modifier.

Using TAR for big files ( > 8GB)
In Unix environment, If you are trying to "tar" os files that is bigger than 8 GB of size. Following error is observed.
Regular tar command:
tar -cvf test.dmp.tar test.dmp
tar: test.dmp too large to archive.  Use E function modifier.
tar -cvEf test.dmp.tar test.dmp

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