[Samba] 2 terabyte filesystem limitation on linux client

David Smithson david at customfilmeffects.com
Thu May 13 22:14:47 GMT 2004

Hi all.

I have recently introduced two 5.5TB XFS filesystems to our storage
backend.  I export the filesystem via samba 3.0.3 on Fedora core 2. 
Linux clients that mount the share show only 2TB available.  Windows
clients show the full capacity.  Before I put these filesystems into
production I'd like to find out if the reported filesystem size is going
to cause a problem.  Is SMB actually limited to 2TB?  If so, why do
Windows clients see the full capacity?  Is this a limitation of the
samba client software on the linux side?

Thanks for your input.

David Smithson david at customfilmeffects.com
Custom Film Effects www.customfilmeffects.com
818-840-6833 x126

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