[Samba] OS X - Free space reporting issues.

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Tue Apr 11 20:46:09 GMT 2006


there were a lot of posts regarding file system size of a share and mac 
osx. some users had to limit the virtual filesystem size to <2TB with 
"max disk size" parameter to be able to write to a huge (>2TB) share.

just my 2cents


Eric Warnke wrote:
> We are putting into production a new samba server(s) with a combined
> storage pool of several TB's of space.
> One of the problems we encountered was that OS X ( 10.4.5 ) reported
> free space incorrectly on very large values ( 650gb in our case ).  It
> would report the free space as doubled for no apparent reason (
> probably because it presumes values over a specific amount are 2k
> blocks rather than 1k ).  We were able to overcome the problem by
> stating a block size for the share larger than 1024.  In our case we
> used "block size = 8192" and the problems went away(tm).
> I wanted to post this information so that others with this problem, or
> similar problems would have a place to start looking.
> Cheers,
> Eric Warnke
> Systems Administrator - Research IT
> State University of New York at Albany

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