[Samba] Re: large files with 2.2.7a

Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Mon Dec 16 14:37:59 GMT 2002

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On Fri, 13 Dec 2002, Adnan Olia wrote:

> 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? thx patrick

Please send me some more details.  Are you using smbclient to transfer to 
>2Gb file?  Or are you copying it to the Samba box from a windows client?

cheers, jerry
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