Trouble Extracting Tar Files on cPanel File Manager

Bowen Butler

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I have been trying to extract an 8GB tar archive. I am also trying to put the expanded copy, which appears to be 30GBs up over FTP, I am doing both because I first tried uploading using FTP, and couldn't finish the upload in over 12 hours, so I tried uploading the tar file and extracting it. After an hour or so, I thought it sopped working so I stopped it, then I tried it again, and it's 5 hours and it still wont extract.
 

cPanelMichael

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Bowen Butler

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cPanelMichael

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Hello,

I recommend reaching out to your web hosting provider to see if they can enable SSH access on the account. Using File Manager to upload or extract a file of that size is unlikely to work due to internal PHP and memory limits configured for the cpsrvd process.

Thank you.