[Samba] 2TB Limit for Windows Shares?

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Mon Jan 9 08:48:47 GMT 2006

On Sun, Jan 08, 2006 at 09:50:11PM -0500, andy liebman wrote:
> I have noticed recently that Windows XP seems to stop writing into 
> Linux/Samba shares once there is 2 TB of data in the share. Windows 
> Explorer is happy to report that a share has 4.8 or 8 or 10 TB of space 
> available, but Windows seems to cease writing into the share once there 
> are 2 TB in it.
> Is this a known limitation of a) Windows or b) Samba or c) both? It 
> certainly isn't a limitation of the filesystem I'm using.

Good question ! What does 2TB look like as a hex number ?
I don't think it's a Samba problem, we don't care how much
data is on a filesystem until we get a "disk full" error :-).


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