How do i create multi-volume files with tar?

Asked by feedfish on 2009-04-12

I have an archive with size superior to 4 Gb (5,4 Gb) and when I try to copy this file to my usb key it makes me an error. Cannot files suprior to 4 Gb. So I would to know how do I do to divide this files in several smallers archives?
I would like to do it with tar.
Guillaume.
Thanks.

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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Please read http://it.toolbox.com/blogs/locutus/split-files-with-tar-26311

http://www.gnu.org/software/tar/manual/tar.html#SEC155

You can also format your usb key in ntfs or ext3 format to avoid the fat32 limits...

Hope this helps

feedfish (anonymous4478) said : #2

Thanks marcobra, that solved my question.