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sqlite .archive can't handle big files?
Just recently I saw that sqlite has an built-in archiver.
I gave it a try and got an error when adding a big (>~700MB)
file (platform was a recent Win10, executable from 
original sqlite download page):
> sqlite3 tst.sqlar
SQLite version 3.36.0 2021-06-18 18:36:39
Enter ".help" for usage hints.
sqlite> .ar -c --verbose C:/Temp/gnuSource.fossil
ERROR: out of memory

Adding a much bigger file (~7GB), things got worse.
The command returns immediately (no error message), 
but nothing is added to the archive.

Under Linux (self build executable, a bit older than the WinExe) 
there is no problem with ~700MB files. 
But a 2GB file gives:
> sqlite3 tst.sqlar
SQLite version 3.31.1 2020-01-27 19:55:54
Enter ".help" for usage hints.
sqlite> .ar -c --verbose fossilRepos.tar.gz
ERROR: string or blob too big

Question: is the sqlite-archive not designated to work 
with bigger files?