On a quest for the biggest file I can create from Windows against Samba

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Tue Dec 16 19:09:53 GMT 2003


This is a followup on an email I sent out last week. After finding a web 
site that specified a registry entry that helps in dealing with large 
files under Windows:


I went from being able to create files of 120GB to 755 GB, after setting 
the PagedPoolMumble setting to 30%. I then set it down to 20% and got a 
bit higher, like about 960GB, and then to 10% and got to 1.569TB.

I have now set it down to 5% in a quest to go higher. All of these were 
performed on a machine with 512MB of memory and a GigE interface against 
Samba 3.0.0 (something).

This is proving frustrating in the extreme. That is, that I have to do so 
much work on Windows to create large files.
Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]ns.aus.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org, 
sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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