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Written by Michael Felt   

Q. What is the maximum support file size for AIX tar?

A. AIX 6.1 TL9 and later - "unlimited" aka 2^^64-1. Before that 8GB

From the AIX 6.1 TL9 man page for tar

The ustar header format allows file sizes up to 8 GB in IBM AIX 6 with Technology Level 9, or earlier
releases. In IBM AIX 6 with Technology Level 9, or later releases, this size is unlimited (2^64 -1).

 

 
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