[Samba] Writing files > 2GB from Windows
AndyLiebman at aol.com
Fri May 11 11:21:29 GMT 2007
Can anybody explain why SOME Windows XP applications have trouble
writing files larger than 2 GB (or sometimes larger than 4 GB) to Linux
Samba shares, when OTHER Windows applications on the same machine do not
have difficulty writing large files to the same Samba share? And when
the underlying Linux filesystem supports very large files?
I have sometimes even found that a SINGLE Windows application can write
files larger than 4 GBs while performing SOME operations, but while
performing OTHER operations, when a file gets to 2GB or 4GB, you get
back a message saying "reached file size limit" or something similar.
And those same operations don't cause any trouble when writing > 4GB
files to a local hard drive.
Is there a setting in smb.conf that can communicate better to Windows
applications that large file sizes are supported?
Likewise, is there a Windows XP registry setting that can make sure that
applications know they can write large files to a Samba share?
Help and insight would be appreciated.
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