[Samba] 2TB Limit for Windows Shares?

Hansjörg Maurer Hansjoerg.Maurer at dlr.de
Thu Jan 12 08:02:07 GMT 2006


we have  a samba  share (on top of gpfs Cluster Filesystem on 64 Bit
Centos-3 Linux) 
of about 11 TByte with  7 TB occupied.

I am running samba 3.0.14a

Windows write operations to this share work without any problem.



[root at rmvbs03 tmp]# df -k
/dev/gpfs0           10932420608 7149953024 3782467584  66% /gpfs0

andy liebman schrieb:

> idra at samba.org wrote:
>> On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 18:49 -0500, andy liebman wrote:
>>> Thanks for the input, please see below.
>>> gasch at eva.mpg.de wrote:
>>>> hi,
>>>> iÂŽm sorry, but i cannot ack to this report.
>>>> we have for example one server with 3,12TB (each share shows this
>>>> space, no quotas set)and win xp (pro) clients are fine with this
>>>> (btw: MAC OSX had problems with shares >2TB -> smb.conf has a
>>>> parameter for virtually limiting the disk size)
>>> My Windows XP clients show almost unlimited space as well. BUT, we
>>> have found we cannot actually put more than 2TB of data in the space.
>> In a single file?
>> or with multiple files and dirs?
>> What's the error you get back ?
>> Simo.
> In multiple files and directories. I haven't had this experience
> myself (because I haven't filled up 2 TB of files in one "share"). But
> this is what some of my users tell me. I'm not sure there's any
> specific error. Maybe just "disk full". I plan to test this myself
> later in the week (just duplicating the same 500 GB of information
> 5x). I asked on the list because I wasn't sure if this was a known issue.
> Andy


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