[Samba] 2GB Limit

Bradley W. Langhorst brad at langhorst.com
Wed Oct 2 16:21:01 GMT 2002

On Wed, 2002-10-02 at 11:55, andy thomas wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Oct 2002, Kristyan Osborne wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've looked though the archives but i've only found stuff on smbfs.
> >
> > What is the deal with the 2GB limit. I have a NT box do a backup though windows backup to a samba share (samba 2.2.5 on SUSE 7.1 kernel 2.4.18). When it gets to 2GB it stops and won't go any further.
> >
> > Is this a problem with samba, windows or the kernel??.
> No, its the Linux maximum file size limit. In fact, 2 GB is the limit
> for most Unices.
no it's not...
2gb is the limit for some filesystems...
linux, aix, digital unix, bsds, etc. all can handle larger than 2g files

you need a better filesystem on your machine
(like xfs)


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