[Samba] 2TB Limit for Windows Shares?

andy liebman andyliebman at aol.com
Thu Jan 12 04:00:24 GMT 2006

idra at samba.org wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-01-11 at 18:49 -0500, andy liebman wrote:
>> Thanks for the input, please see below.
>> gasch at eva.mpg.de wrote:
>>> hi,
>>> 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)
>> My Windows XP clients show almost unlimited space as well. BUT, we have 
>> found we cannot actually put more than 2TB of data in the space.
> In a single file?
> or with multiple files and dirs?
> What's the error you get back ?
> Simo.

In multiple files and directories. I haven't had this experience myself 
(because I haven't filled up 2 TB of files in one "share"). But this is 
what some of my users tell me. I'm not sure there's any specific error. 
Maybe just "disk full". I plan to test this myself later in the week 
(just duplicating the same 500 GB of information 5x). I asked on the 
list because I wasn't sure if this was a known issue.


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