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Re: [Bug-tar] new/old extract problems with 6GB sparse file

From: Joerg Schilling
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] new/old extract problems with 6GB sparse file
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 21:11:25 +0200
User-agent: nail 11.2 8/15/04

Joerg Delker <address@hidden> wrote:

> when trying to recover a very important backup (ntfsclone sparse file), 
> I had to notice that tar (1.15.1) had trouble to extract that file.
> This archive was created with tar (1.1[45].x ?) about a month ago with 
> "tar -cjSf jake.tar.bz2 jake.ntfs", compressing the 6GB ntfs sparse 
> image into a 1.6GB tar.bz2 file.
> All attempts to recover this 6GB sparse file have failed so far (either 
> sparsed or zero-filled).
> So, I did some research on the list and found several issues with equal 
> or similar cases. However, they all (?) should have been fixed in cvs 
> already.

Did you try to unpack the archive using star?



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