[Samba] large files with 2.2.7a

Patrick Blitz blitz at thegrahamschool.org
Fri Dec 13 02:34:01 GMT 2002

even if that had been a very common subject already, i still have this one
big (litterary) problem. I want to backup our main school systems, based on
a Win2k fileserver, to a linux box with samba 2.2.7a and red hat 7.3 with
kernel 2.4. The backupfile, created by the windows backup utility, is bigger
than 11 Gbyte. I tried nearly every possible way, with smaller files (of
course), smbclient tar and get. but a big file is not transferable. At
least, the filesize is no displayed correctly. but the file is always either
cut of in the middle, or just grows infintive. I tried taring whole
directories over smbclient, that worked, the file was good and big (5.3G,
but many small files transfered, of course).
I thought that the file size limit from 4 gbyte was not applicant any more..
or am i wrong? am I just totally confused? does anybody have any option on
how to fix this problem?
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