[Samba] RE: Version 2.2.6 and above are not able to store big fil es over 2GB

Ken Walker ken.walker at textiles.umist.ac.uk
Tue Dec 3 19:21:13 GMT 2002

Here are my tests using a LM8.1 ( samba 2.2.2 ext2 ) and LM9 ( samba 2.2.7

Using Tar to copy 8Gig comprising 5 folders and umpteen files.

From	    to	File system	 Max file size allowed	Max file size system

LM8.1	    LM9	    ext3			2Gig			4Gig
LM8.1	  Win2000	    ntfs			2Gig
LM8.1	   Win98	    fat32			2Gig

Also tried using cp, as above, with a 4Gig file and it still bombed out at

So it looks like if you want to copy a file out of or into a samba server
that's bigger than 2G. forget it. It doesn't even respect the target
operating systems max file size.

Any answers from the Samba Team ?

Mr Smiley ( stuck in a corner and basically buggered :o(  )

-----Original Message-----
From: samba-admin at lists.samba.org [mailto:samba-admin at lists.samba.org]On
Behalf Of jra at dp.samba.org
Sent: 03 December 2002 5:42 PM
To: Bernhard Sadlowski
Cc: Klaus Ethgen; samba at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [Samba] RE: Version 2.2.6 and above are not able to store
big fil es over 2GB

On Tue, Dec 03, 2002 at 03:37:26PM +0100, Bernhard Sadlowski wrote:
> On 29 Nov 2002 20:08, Klaus Ethgen <ethgen at ee.ethz.ch> wrote:
> > > I'm hitting the 2G limit taring from 2.2.2 to ntfs NT4.
> > Thats a other problem which is fixed with version 2.2.3 (as I know)
> > 
> > > could this be my problem as well.
> > No, my problem is first in the version 2.2.6. When you use version 2.2.5
> > everythink seemes to work fine.
> Same problem here. 2.2.5 works, 2.2.6, 2.2.7 and above (even tried
> 3.0.alpha20) does not. The underlying filesystem do store files >2GB and
> with Samba 2.2.5 they do. I even tried gcc 2.95.3 and gcc 3.2. Is there
> any fix available?

I have a fix I think may address the problem. Are you comforatable
patching source code and re-building Samba ?

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