[Samba] 2gb limit & weird filenames

Bob Puff at NLE bob at nleaudio.com
Tue Dec 10 15:42:00 GMT 2002

You sure about that?  I'm pretty sure I've had >2gb files on my ext3 drives,
2.4.x kernel.


On Tue, 10 Dec 2002 08:35:33 +0000 (GMT), andy thomas wrote
> 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.
> Andy

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