tar command fails on files larger than 8GB

I am using tar to back up some files. A few of these files are bigger than 8GB. I am getting this error when I tar them:

tar: Size of /my/myconv/myconv_tabmsf.dbf > 8GB.  Not dumped.

how to get these big files included in the tar ?
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Kamaraj SubramanianApplication Support AnalystCommented:
http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/System-Administration/tar-lt-filename-gt-gt-2GB-Not-dumped/td-p/4952418

From the above link

The 2Gb limit is for industry standard, while the patch allows pax to handle up to 8Gb (similar to a tar patch). Files larger than 8Gb must use fbackup or a commercial backup program

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MikeOM_DBACommented:

If your server is configured with "largefiles", but tar is not working for you...
The work-around is to use re-direction:

tar cf - </my/myconv/myconv_tabmsf.dbf >/my/myconv/myconv_tabmsf.tar
#
# Or...gzip'ed:
#
tar cf - </my/myconv/myconv_tabmsf.dbf | gzip -c >/my/myconv/myconv_tabmsf.tar.gz

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