unzip over 100G

Hey when I unzip these Whonix KVM files, the file size just keeps growing indefinitely. It surpassed 100GB and just keeps going.

How do I unzip these as a normal size?

Needs to be extracted as documented on https://www.whonix.org/wiki/KVM#Decompress

Note: I don’t maintain Whonix KVM.

yeah I uncompressed it using:
tar -xvf Whonix*.libvirt.xz

like the documentation. It just keeps growing, even past 100G

Maybe an issue with the host file system not supporting sparse files?

One option would be for you to learn enough about sparse files. And you’d need to do it as per https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Free_Support_Principle i.e. without relying on this forum as nobody seems to know and Whonix KVM maintainer @HulaHoop seems to be lacking time or being unavailable.

There’s a command on the wiki to check their real size. If your filesystem is something other than EXT4, try and find out if it supports sparse files or if there is something wrong with your system.

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