[Samba] VFAT filesystem and large files

Theodore Wynnychenko t-wynnychenko at northwestern.edu
Thu Sep 27 03:01:03 GMT 2007

-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel O'Connor

Partition it in 2, put the driver on a small FAT partition and make the
rest ext2 :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Rashkae

Hmm, I'm sorry, I don't have any great insights into this problem... I
was wondering, however, if you might have some error message in your
dmesg log of the server when the error occurs?  that might be helpful.


Hello - I was away for a few days and could not immediately reply.
Anyway.  The partition the usb drive into 2 is a good idea, and I may end up
doing that.
However, I was wondering if there is any more info regarding the original
I see no error messages in dmesg, and samba.log only records connections
being opened and closed (no errors).
When I try to copy (say) 223 MB file, after about 1-2 minutes, i get a "The
specified network name is no longer available" message from win2K, and a
file of 223 MB appears on the network USB/VFAT drive filled with zero's (0).
It seems that this (from the prior posts in 2006) -
Gerald (Jerry) Carter jerry at samba.org
Thu Aug 24 16:00:45 GMT 2006

IIRC our stance is that it's a problem with the
VFAT driver.  This issue has some up before.
- is a "old" problem with VFAT.  I was basically wondering if there was any
updated information about it.  If not, that's fine too.
Thanks for the help.
bye - ted

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