I am running a server with redhat 4 es update 4 x86_64.
We have some old hpux boxes and we use tar for tape backup. But there is a limit of 2gb on a single file.
I read that with tar1.13 or higher there isn't that limit. But what I want to know is what is the new limit. Right now we have single files in the range of 20gb and they are only going to get larger.
We are wanting to purchase a tape system for the redhat machine and use the tar that is on there. But I just don't want to buy the stuff only to find out the new limit is 15gb or something.
So does anybody know the new limit of tar1.13 or higher.