[Samba] 2TB Limit for Windows Shares?

Michael Gasch gasch at eva.mpg.de
Thu Jan 12 09:50:59 GMT 2006

our storage (3TB) is almost full (90%) and clients can still write on it.


andy liebman wrote:
> 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.
> Andy

Michael Gasch
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution (IT)
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