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Re: mkisofs gives 'file too large for defined data type' error on 4.3GB file

Asfand Yar Qazi <ay0106@qazi.f2s.com> wrote:

> Can I just do a growisofs -Z /dev/dvdrw=/tmp/dvd-bak-1.tar or something?  Then 
> wouild a 'tar --multi-volume -t -f /dev/dvdrw' access the archive?  I really 
> need to do this backup soon, since I haven't done one since setting up my new 
> Gentoo system.

tar has no option --multi-volume.

If you are talking about GNU tar, be _very_ careful as GNU tar is unable to
restore multi volume continuation volumes with a probability of ~ 5%.


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