The problem is that the database is now so large that even compressed the export is ~11 Gig. So when I try to uncompress, it needs > 40 Gig of space. I don't have any filesystems that large.
I have tried using multiple files and FILESIZE in the exp where each file is a separate pipe. However, I have found that this isn't very reliable. It doesn't seem to work consistently with filesize > 2Gig. It writes one file and then dies with "EXP-00002: error in writing to export file". (I can write files larger than 2 Gig).
I would like to use at least 5 Gig, preferably 10 Gig so I don't have to split it into 20 files.
Does anyone know of a way to get this to work consistently? Any other ideas? I need some help because my exports are basically useless until I get this to work.
Why not just enable large file size on the Unix box, this way you are not limited to 2 gigs. Also, if you can not uncompress your backup, or do not have a mount point large enough for it, well, how good is your backup?
Jeff, where did you see an article on man split, I search and come up with nada.