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tar failed with long path .. need alternative

 
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rleon
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tar failed with long path .. need alternative

We tried to backup our Websphere application but found that is has a deep deep deep directory stucture.

 

Tar faild due to the length of the path.

 

gtar seems to work but it seems to move long listings to a different folder in a different directory.

 

How can I "back" this up using a unix tool to where it will catch everything reglardless of the length of the path and allow me to move the archive and when I open it .. it lays everything back down.

 

 

Thanks In Advance

 

Ricardo

 

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Dennis Handly
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Re: tar failed with long path .. need alternative

Well, you already tried gtar.  You could try pax(1) since it the recommended replacement for fbackup(1m)/frecover(1m).

Just use "-x pax".

 

Or you can use fbackup and frecover for HP-UX.

Steven Schweda
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Re: tar failed with long path .. need alternative

 
Nighwish
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Re: tar failed with long path .. need alternative

Hi

 

"Been there done that"

 

You can use Gnu tar:

 

http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/

 

Regards.