[CentOS] Problem with large tar file.

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Wed Mar 1 12:35:39 UTC 2006

On Wed, 1 Mar 2006 at 12:53am, CentOS-List at jamesplace.net wrote

> I have just completed installing CentOS 4.2 (I came over here from Fedora-Land
> (core-3)). I did this via a fresh install. I tar'd everything to an external
> drive reinstalled the new stuff and everything is working very well.
> I've just got one issue. I have a full system backup Backup.tar that has a
> size of 78,717,880,320. When I issue the command tar -xvf Backup.tar I get
> only about 111MB of data restored. Basically /root and a couple other odd
> things of little consequence.

And then what happens?  Does it give you an error message?  Does it just 
stop restoring?  Does it slow way down?

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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