[rescue] Data rescue

Steve Sandau ssandau at bath.tmac.com
Thu Jan 23 21:15:40 CST 2003

<overly hopeful rescue plan snipped>
> > I tried to make an image into a file with Linux, and it got to 2 gig
> > and said max filesize reached (using dd).  I don't know if that is a
> > limitation of VFAT filesystems where I was writing the image, or if Linux
> > has a 2 gig filesize limit.
> I'm not sure about ext2's limitations, but maybe check the linux equiv of
> /etc/security/limits?

I just did some research revolving around sending large backups to an
ext2 filesystem. I believe that the ext2 (and ext3) filesystems are both
limited to 2G files. You need JFS to do better on Linux...

Steve Sandau
IS Technician, TMA Bath, Maine
ssandau at bath.tmac.com

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