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Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Any 2GB limits lurking?

From: dean gaudet
Subject: Re: [rdiff-backup-users] Any 2GB limits lurking?
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 2002 16:15:21 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Ben Escoto wrote:

> >>>>> "SB" == simon  <AP>
> >>>>> wrote the following on Tue, 8 Oct 2002 13:18:06 +0100
>   SB> Hi, I know that Pre-2.4 Linux kernels suffer from a 2GB file
>   SB> size limit. I have also found that the tar command has this
>   SB> problem too even with a new kernel.
>   SB> Are there any circumstances (compression etc) where rdiff also
>   SB> suffers this same limitation that are not obvious.
> You mean rdiff-backup?  Some versions have indeed had problems with
> this, but the most recent stable and development versions should work.

2GB depends a lot on the glibc installed... his older RAQ 3s and 4s may
not have new enough libc to be able to do >2GB.

you'll have to experiment simon.


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