I had an ISO file that was over 4GB. When I tried to copy or move the file from my computer to a USB key, I remember getting some error about the file being too large for the operating system to move.
So then I ran this command to have tar break it up into a disk1.tar and a disk2.tar:
tar -c -M --tape-length=2002400 --file=disk1.tar bigfile.iso
Once done, I copied the file onto USB. Now when I try to put the file back together, I ran the command:
tar -x -M --file=disk1.tar
But I get the error
tar: Archive value 4209604608 is out of off_t range 0..2147483647 tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors
So my question is how do I move a large file from my computer to a USB key? I even tried SFTP the file from one server to another, and it also complained about file being too large.