[Samba] 2.2.12 large file support (> 4 GB)

John H Terpstra jht at samba.org
Wed Feb 9 22:10:20 GMT 2005

Heya Ethan,

Did you do any homework before asking the list?

1. smbfs is NOT samba! It is also NOT part of Samba.

2. smbfs has a 2GB file size limit as you found out.

3. Use CIFSFS.

4. This is not the smbfs mailing list.

On Wednesday 09 February 2005 14:47, Ethan Pinkert wrote:
> I've seen questions similar to this asked in the archives, but didn't
> really find a suitable answer.
> I'm trying to send backups to a Windows2000 share, and I'm having trouble
> with large files:
> ...
> Is there any way I can configure Samba 2.2.12 to handle files larger than
> 4GB (preferably without a recompile)?

Samba does NOT have a 2GB file size limit - smbfs is NOT samba.

PS: Your version of Samba is unsupported and out of date, the current version 
is 3.0.11.

> I'm running RH 9.0 and a pre-built RPM from the Fedora Legacy project,
> samba-2.2.12-0.90.2.legacy.

You are NOT using Samba. If you have mounted a Windows share under Linux you 
will have used either smbfs or cifsfs.

- John T.

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