[Samba] 2TB Limit for Windows Shares?

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Wed Jan 11 20:36:49 GMT 2006


i´m sorry, but i cannot ack to this report.
we have for example one server with 3,12TB (each share shows this space, 
no quotas set)and win xp (pro) clients are fine with this (btw: MAC OSX 
had problems with shares >2TB -> smb.conf has a parameter for virtually 
limiting the disk size)


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.
> Andy Liebman

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