[Samba] file limits using SAMBA

Rashkae rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Thu May 27 17:05:20 GMT 2004

>From personal experience, I may suggest, however if you have over
10,000 files in a single directory, that you make certain your
Filesystem can handle the number of files efficiently.  In Linux, for
example, I think ReiserFS is the best candidate for this kind of

On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 08:36:36AM -0700, Jeremy Allison wrote:
> On Thu, May 27, 2004 at 11:09:35AM +0800, Cameron, Terry wrote:
> > Is there a limit to the number of files that can be seen through SAMBA
> > Shares. We currently have approximately 120,000 files (and growing)
> > under business related shares under our current Pathworks environment.
> > With being in the process of transferring over to SAMBA we need to
> > ensure that all the files are viewable.
> >  
> > It may be advisable to split these shares across several disks on our
> > UNIX environment. Any suggestions would be beneficial.
> No, there are no limits to the number of files that can be seen
> by Samba, although path lengths are limited to 1024 bytes and
> directory component lengths are limited to 256 bytes.
> Jeremy.
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