I created a tar on a solaris box. The result was a 55.2 gb tar file. I used the following command to create the tar archive:
tar -Epcvf filename.tar ./directory_name
Now the problem is, when i try to untar it with root after entering this command
tar -xvf filename.tar
I am returned at the command prompt immediately. i.e., no untar happens.
On similar lines, I created another tar of a different directory. This time the tar size was ~15 gb. I did not face any problem untarring this one.
Why would untar fail for the 55gb archive and did not produce any error for 15gb archive?