Max filesize for rsync?

Steve Bonds knnf6cy7w001 at
Tue Apr 12 17:13:51 GMT 2005

On Apr 12, 2005 10:04 AM, Jeff Schoby wrote:
> How do I build rsync for large file support..I'm going to need > 4GB
> files thru rsync.
> It basically stops with an error message of "File too large"...I can
> re-run rsync later with the -vvv flag and post the results tomorrow.

It sounds like your version of AIX has similar problems to HP-UX.  You
will need to re-compile rsync doing something like this:

1) run ./configure with whatever options you normally use
2) edit the config.h file and comment out the line "#define
3) continue normally (e.g. "make", "make test", etc.)

Here's an older list article that describes the fix:

  -- Steve

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