# SCO Unixware 2.1: Partitions bigger than 2 GB possible?

I'm trying to restore a 40 GB tar backup to an ancient UnixWare 2.1 box. The backup archive is on a Linux box in the same network. At this point, I'm cat'ting the tar archive through rsh to tar on the local box, which is excruciatingly slow. It would be far preferable, of course, to copy the tar archive to the local box and extract it there, but the disk add utility won't seem to let me create a VxFS partition greater than 2 GB. I created a large VxFS partition on a Unixware 7.1 box, but I could not successfully mount it on the 2.1 box.

Is there a way around this, or is this just a limitation of the operating system?

• The multi-GB files on my 32-bit Linux box disagree. – cjc Sep 9 '11 at 10:47