[Samba] re large files with 2.2.7a

Patrick Blitz blitz at thegrahamschool.org
Mon Dec 16 18:49:00 GMT 2002

hey..i hope this was also adressed at me..
well, i tried both, to do a smbclient //hostname/share -Tc localdir/file to
copy the file ( >2 gbyte) to the unix machine. and i also tried to do a
normal smbclient login and then to "get" the file. the smbclient -T starts
to trunc the file, it's suddenly much smaller. the get in the smbclient
shell let's the file growth infinte, until it fills the whole hdd (80Gbyte
:-( ) any idea?
(we got around it with having smaller backups, and doing most of the stuff
with smbclient -T directly out of the main directorys, not the windows
backup. but that's not really, what i want/like.

Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 08:37:48 -0600 (CST)
From: "Gerald (Jerry) Carter" <jerry at samba.org>
To: Adnan lia <adnan at intradyn.com>
Cc: samba at lists.samba.org
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?
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