[kwlug-disc] backups capped at 2 gigs

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Mon Jul 12 18:59:57 EDT 2010


On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 01:12:15PM -0400, Insurance Squared Inc. wrote:
> I've got a backup system running where I rsync my desktop over to a 
> backup server then I tar it up every night.
> 
> The tar seems to be capped at 2gigs.  Any idea on why that would be?  I 
> wonder if it's not the filesystem type.  I've got two large drives in 
> the backup server, one is set up as ext4 (that's where the tar is 
> happening) and the other is set up as linux native.  I don't know why I 
> set it up that way - could that be the problem, and what type of 
> filesystem should I be using?

What is the error message returned by tar when it stops at 2gigs?

- Chris




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