[Samba] 2gb limit & weird filenames

andy thomas andy at ic.ac.uk
Tue Dec 10 09:12:01 GMT 2002

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Bob Puff at NLE wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm trying to set up a samba server for a friend who has a mac.  He's running
> OSX, version 10.2.  He's got some really big video editing files that are well
> in excess of 2gb.  We're trying to back these up to the samba server, but it
> quits right around 2gb.  That seems to be a magical number.  This is with
> version 2.2.3 of Samba, and Linux-Mandrake 8.2, ext3 file system.
> I saw some talk on another list that this was fixed in a somewhat recent
> version, but then broken for the latest one.  Comments?

Well, the Linux ext3 filesystem itself has a maximum file size limit of 2
GB so that isn't really a samba issue. You would need to use a filesystem
such as xfs to support file sizes greater than this.


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