"Joe Burns" <joeburnscallageek.com> wrote in message
news:fDXZa.26139$tf.13378lakeread03...a> I am trying to create a "tar" output file of the "/usr2" filesystem intohave> storage location on a different volume - for the purposes of this, we'll
> call the new location "/usr3". The "/usr3" location does not currently"/usr3"> a copy of this output file and there is more than enough room on thejob> filesystem for the output. Also, I am running this "tar" command while
> logged in as "root". The command being used is:
> tar cvf /usr2 /usr3/newfile
> When I do this, the command runs and the tar command appears to work
> correctly until the end of the job when I get the error stating that theWhat> could not stat "/usr3/newfile" and the output file is never created.How much data is on /usr2/ ? More than 2GB?> is causing this error and how do I fix it?
As you've failed to say which OS you're actually using, it's hard to say
exactally which fault causes this.
I'm picking it's the usual 2GB file-size limit which is in place on most of
the SCO Unix/Unixware products (Unixware after 7 has 'largefile' abilities
If you want to create a backup-file (image-file), then you might want to
compress it as you go, rather than creating a flat-file first.
Give us details, and we'll give 'em back.