[Samba] DFS share: free space?

Alexander Födisch foedisch at eva.mpg.de
Mon Oct 21 08:03:57 MDT 2013

Am 21.10.2013 15:59, schrieb Jonathan Buzzard:
> On Mon, 2013-10-21 at 15:08 +0200, Alexander Födisch wrote:
>> Yes, that was my idea too. But I don't have any idea how to calculate the free space on multiple shares...
>> But we find out, that Windows 7 doesn't let you copy files larger than 50GB to the share, but other tools like
>> Beyond Compare does.
> The dfree command options can be specified on a per share basis. Though
> you could write a short C program that took the provided path, called
> getcwd to find the real path and then did a statfs. That would probably
> work.
> The reason for the failure is because Windows 7 checks for the free
> space on the disk before attempting the copy and if there is
> insufficient free space it simply gives up before attempting the copy.
Yes. Normally quite clever :-)

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