vkkindia Posted December 23, 2021 Share Posted December 23, 2021 On 12/18/2021 at 11:31 PM, jock said: Yes, the FAT partition is limiting the size of the backup to 4gb. Probably your box has some content in it that is not easily compressible and this results in a very large backup. The problem is not of easy solution: except splitting the gzipped file every 4gb (which I don't know how it could be done automatically via gzip command), the other proper solution would be another partition type. Other options are NTFS, ext4 or exFAT. NTFS is cumbersome on some linux systems, especially with some very old distros which may not have the write capability. ext4 is not available on windows exFAT cuts away Windows XP, but there should be a separate MS driver for it. This could be the way to go, but in this case the same drill as ntfs applies, with the malus that exfat is much more recent, there are less tools and older distributions may not work as well. Anyhow i took the risk to restore it, because the system would be definetly fit into the 17GB the extracted file. And keeping my fingers crossed and rebooted It got struck in H96 boot logo. Then pressed the reset using tooth prick and powered on and in the diagostics menu displayed i selected to format the data . Then tv box back to normal. @jock, it would be safe to split the file after 3.5GB I use split with gzip and dd to get the compressed file of the desired smaller size and when uncompress it is usually cat compressed*.gz|gzip -d ...... as usual If possible add split to multitool, split is also available in busybox if u use busybox or if possible u can exclude userdata 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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