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mehul_3
Regular Advisor

TAR more than 2GB

Hi,
Largefiles options is set on the file system as following
#fsadm -F vxfs -o largefiles /dev/vgxx/lvolyy.

Can I use Tar command to copy more than 2GB?
Currently, the size of individual datafile of oracle database is of more than 2GB.

immediate response is appreciated.

Mehul




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Pradeep_29
Frequent Advisor

Re: TAR more than 2GB

you cannot use tar file more than 2gb. You can use cpio instead.
Thayanidhi
Honored Contributor

Re: TAR more than 2GB

Is it hp-ux?
There is patch available to make it upto 8GB.
Once you apply patch that tapes cannot restored using unpatched tar!! If you are patching, patch all the systems.

If you need to maintain compatibility look for alternate such as fbackup.

For 11.11
PHCO_28992 tar cumulative patch.

Regds
TT
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saju_2
Respected Contributor
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Re: TAR more than 2GB

Hi mehul

If you want to copy oracle raw files you can use "dd" which is quite efficent for raw data copy

`dd if= of=
bs=10240000`

Regards
CS