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I have a damaged .tar.gz archive, so I decided to follow the steps detailed on this very handy website for repairing corrupt gzip files. I then ran the program gzrecover ...
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- 07-25-2005 #1
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- Jul 2005
- Manchester, UK
Memory exhausted whilst unrolling tarball
I then ran the program gzrecover on my corrupt file, yielding a file Backup.tar.recovered. Using a patched version of tar (see the instructions on the website if interested) I then tried to extract any salvaged data from Backup.tar.recovered using the command:
$ /usr/local/bin/tar --recover --ignore-zeros -xvf Backup.tar.recovered
Many files were subsequently extracted to the working directory (albeit incredibly slowly!), but then I encountered an error:
/usr/local/bin/tar: memory exhausted
Any ideas as to why this might be happening?