[Samba] MAC OS X and Samba Shares > 2 TB

Tim t.tait at comcast.net
Mon Nov 1 22:29:50 GMT 2004

AndyLiebman at aol.com wrote:

>Does somebody know if the Samba Client in MAC OS X (10.3.4 and 10.3.5) has 
>problems looking at Linux-based Samba shares that are larger than 2 TB? 
>I have Samba 3.0.2 running on my Linux box. I have never had any difficulty 
>with the Mac seeing a 2 TB RAID array on the Linux box, but when the Mac looks 
>at the 4 TB array, it can see all the contents and create folders but it can't 
>create any new files. And in the "Get Info" for the 4 TB Samba share, the Mac 
>tells me that there is "zero K" of space left on the drive. 
>My Windows XP machines don't have a problem looking at the same share, or in 
>creates files on the share. 
>I don't think it's a permission thing because: 
>a) I have made the share Read/Write for all users
>b) I am logging on with the same username and password from both the Windows 
>and Mac machines
>Any ideas? 
>Andy Liebman
There may be limits even in new kernels for filesystems > 2 TB unless 
large block device support is enabled... here is a good link on the subject:



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