[kwlug-disc] backups capped at 2 gigs

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Mon Jul 12 19:06:34 EDT 2010

On Mon, Jul 12, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Insurance Squared Inc. <
gcooke at insurancesquared.com> wrote:

>  ulimit shows no limit.  The thing john recommended showed both large files
> and huge files.
> Everything seems fine.  I gotta be doing something simple but wrong.  I
> know I had this working on another machine before.

Did you try creating a 2GB file with something other than tar and see if
that works?

Something like:

dd if=/dev/zero of=/somedir/somefile bs=1048576 count=2049

This writes 1MB blocks 2049 times (just above 2GB).
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
2bits.com, Inc.
Drupal optimization, development, customization and consulting.
Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability. --  Edsger W.Dijkstra
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. --   Leonardo da Vinci
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