[Samba] Files mysteriously are limited around 2GB

Rashkae rashkae at tigershaunt.com
Fri Nov 24 19:25:10 GMT 2006

On Fri, Nov 24, 2006 at 01:15:31PM -0500, Michael Lueck wrote:
> All technologies involved I have well tested, just that I have not 
> assembled them together in this combination before WITH THE EXCEPTION OF 
> Debian Sarge OS
> Kernel 2.6.12-1-k7
> Samba from samba.org 3.0.23d
> Backing up to a USB2 attached 500GB drive, formatted NTFS, on Win2K SP4.
> Mount the share using SMBFS, then proceed to backup using XFSDump as I run 
> on XFS FS.

No mystery here.  smbfs is depricated and limited to 2GB.  (And, btw, part of the Linux kernel, not Samba).  Use cifs instead.

mount -t cifs //host/share /mnt/point -o username=user, uid=localuser

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