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gunzip: stdin: unexpected end of file

 
Lee Harris_5
Valued Contributor

gunzip: stdin: unexpected end of file

Hi,

I'm having a strange problem when trying to recover a server from Ignite backups. I am able to boot up from a custom image without any problems and get to the Ignite-UX installation menu. After beginning the installation, it eventually asks for the second tape which is an OS Archive. However on each occasion we have tried this it fails with the message...

* Processed 34749 KBytes of archive
31664+0 records in
633280+0 records out
* Completed 35513 KBytes of archive

gunzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
pax_iux: Ready for volume 2
pax_iux: Type "go" when ready to proceed (or "quit" to abort):

This has happened using two separate sets of media and on two different DAT drives. The exact same media was used successfully back in October too.

Any ideas?

Thanks - Lee
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Petri
Occasional Contributor

Re: gunzip: stdin: unexpected end of file

I once tried to backup some large directory with tar and gzip. At the end, tar produced a file that was too big for gunzip to manage - it could only count to 2147483647...

In some cases, it might be possible to get around by feeding zcat from stdin, instead of running gunzip. (Didn't help me.)

/petri
Peter Godron
Honored Contributor

Re: gunzip: stdin: unexpected end of file

Lee,
have you patched pax up to the latest version?
HP 11.11 PHCO_32438 / HP11.00 PHCO_30150 fixes a whole range of problems.

You have have to use tusc as a last resort.
Lee Harris_5
Valued Contributor

Re: gunzip: stdin: unexpected end of file

Thanks for the replies, I will look into your suggestions.
john korterman
Honored Contributor

Re: gunzip: stdin: unexpected end of file

Hi,
please check Document id: KBRC00014629
in the tech base.

http://www4.itrc.hp.com/service/cki/docDisplay.do?docLocale=en_US&docId=200000075563709

regards,
John K.
it would be nice if you always got a second chance
B. Hulst
Trusted Contributor

Re: gunzip: stdin: unexpected end of file

Hi,

Gzip and gunzip (libraries) should not stop at the 2GB filesize limit. There are newer version for all OSes like HP-UX and Solaris.

Check for the latest version of Ignite.

Regards,
Bob
Amrutha
Occasional Advisor

Re: gunzip: stdin: unexpected end of file

What are the quivalent patches (PHCO_34153 and PHKL_32438)for HPUX 11.23?