Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 8388608 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 2I first changed the memory limit in php.ini but this did not work.
576 bytes) in C:\00_tools\AppServ259\php5\PEAR\Archive\Tar.php on line 611
Finally, I released the memory was imposed by PEAR itself.
The solution is to modify pearcmd.php to explicitely set the memory limit.
Adding this line fixes the problem:
Hope this helps.