Backing up Linux from Win2k3

Bryan Sant bryan.sant at
Fri Dec 8 10:31:38 MST 2006

On 12/8/06, Chris Carey <chris.carey at> wrote:
> I need to run an automated backup on a Win2k3 server of my Linux server.

Just remember that NTFS (even v5) doesn't support file sizes greater
than 4GB.  So if you tar up your Linux system and the archive file is
5GB, you'll end up with a truncated file.  Be sure to split your
archive into pieces prior to rsyncing.


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