07-31-2006 07:15 AM
i'm looking for a procedure how to backup whole directory recursively with long path names and then compress it to one file
tar has a pathname limitation, so it doesn't work
i found pax as an alternative, but it seems to have a limitations too, 2gb file at most, etc.
do you please know about some utility which is able to backup the whole directory with long path names and files bigger than 2gb into one file on filesystem?
thanks in advance for any good points and thoughts
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07-31-2006 07:20 AM
man tar or get GNU tar, but there is an option to retain full path.
HP has a tar patch that handles up to 8 GB.
fbackup will do large files and backups, but only to tape.
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07-31-2006 07:35 AM
08-02-2006 09:16 PM
fbackup/frecover solved my problem. It works like charm.
I'm still quite unsure about the correct parameters, but so far I've succeeded. :)
Thanks for pointing me out to right direction.