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Linux: Trouble with very large file

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I created a tar archive like this:

tar czf foobar.tar.gz /my/dir/

The size of the file is 6 GB.

I need to send the file to a different computer using FTP but I get an error:
Error: File `foobar.tar.gz' does not exist.

So I tried to split it but I got an error:
split: cannot open `foobar.tar.gz' for reading: No such file or directory

I can see the file using "ls -lh"
-rw-r--r--   1 myuser mygroup 6.4G Dec 28 09:11 foobar.tar.gz

What should I do?  Is there a way to create multiple smaller tar files?  Or is there a way to send the file?

I use CentOS 4 (32 bit).
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