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Cygwin support for large files
- From: "Rocco Scappatura" <Rocco dot Scappatura at infracom dot it>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 16:41:24 +0200
- Subject: Cygwin support for large files
I'm using cygwin. I'm using SSH service to connect to the cygwin machine
and to do some shell activities. When I've tried to zip some files on
this machine I get:
$ zip -r "E:/tmp-backup/wslogdb_12102009_042901_log.zip" "G:/Backup/"
adding: Backup/ (stored 0%)
adding: Backup/master_db_200910112345.BAK (deflated 95%)
adding: Backup/model_db_200910112345.BAK (deflated 95%)
adding: Backup/msdb_db_200910112345.BAK (deflated 88%)
adding: Backup/Northwind_db_200910112345.BAK (deflated 81%)
adding: Backup/pubs_db_200910112345.BAK (deflated 90%)
zip error: Entry too big to split, read, or write (file exceeds Zip's
4GB uncompressed size limit)
I fear that it is the kernel (cygwin engine) that can't manage file
greater than 4GB.
Is there any way to workaround this limitation?
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