niatech

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Hello all,

I have a domain that is over 8GB, and it looks like tar craps out at 8GB. Anyone have experience or an idea how to over come this? I typically backup my accounts to the same box, then rsync to a backup server.

Thanks in advance!!

Ciao
 

Lyttek

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Which part of that thread, specifically? The main thrust of that thread is about making the backups work with rsync, but they're already compressed via the backup script, which from the original post of *this* thread is crapping out at 8gb.
 

lloyd_tennison

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Don't compress them. Then you do not have the overhead and you still have the backups. Hard drives are cheap. CPU time is not.
 

Lyttek

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Unless I'm not following, that won't help. TAR itself doesn't do any compression... it uses gzip. So is it that tar craps because it's using compression, or that it intrinsically can't handle 8gb?

Or are you saying to just use incremental backups?
 

lloyd_tennison

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Yes. I am saying get a larger drive and do incremental backups. For even better backup strategy, use rdiff-backup with it. I have a large drive and with rdiff-backup I can actually restore any file from any day from the first of the year. rdiff-backup is very good for that.