[Samba] Re: large files with 2.2.7a

Adnan Olia adnan at intradyn.com
Mon Dec 16 17:06:55 GMT 2002

Yes, I am using smbclient to copy a file of 5GB to a Win2000 Server. The
process copies 4 GB and then stops and shows it is completed, even though
the file is greater than 4 GB on the Linux Server (Mandrake Linux kernel
2.4.x).  Is there a 4GB limit on SMBCLIENT??

Adnan Olia

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald (Jerry) Carter" <jerry at samba.org>
To: "Adnan Olia" <adnan at intradyn.com>
Cc: <samba at lists.samba.org>
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 8:37 AM
Subject: Re: [Samba] Re: large files with 2.2.7a

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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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