[Samba] Performance problem with file > 2Gb

Marcello Romani mromani at ottotecnica.com
Mon Jul 16 13:44:20 GMT 2007

Adam Tauno Williams ha scritto:
>>> There are some problems to transfer big file over 2Gb, It is a filesize 
>>> limitation of samba.
>> I just transfered a 2,8 GB file with smbclient and got ~60 MB/s.
> Right, large files work fine;  the hardware is dorked, something badly
> misconfigured, or extremely untuned.  I see mention of IDE and that is
> always my first guess.  But I doubt it is a Samba issue.  Try the same
> thing with local files and see what happens.

The OP did not mention IDE. I also doubt a 8x500GB under hardware raid 5 
uses ide drives...
But this is not the problem I think.

I suggest trying to transfer the same files via ftp or scp (e.g. using 
WinSCP client), to assure that the server hardware / network equipment 
is OK, then, if the slowdown is seen _only_ using samba shares, do a 
search in the mailing archives.

I know it's not much, but HTH nonetheless.

Marcello Romani
Responsabile IT
Ottotecnica s.r.l.

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