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Old 03-08-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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Can't copy files larger than 2GB?


I have Mandrake 9.2. When I try to scp any file that's larger than 2GB's it bails out at 2147483647 bytes and says "File size limit exceeded". I searched around and it doesn't look like scp is to blame. What else could it be?

The partition I'm copying to is 20 gb, with 7.3 available.

/dev/hda6 /mnt/win_d vfat codepage=850,iocharset=iso8859-1,umask=0 0 0

If you ask me what kernel I'm running, you'll have to tell me how to find that out! It's whatever kernel came with mandrake 9.2 normally, I didn't do anything special.

The machine I'm scping from, if it matters is fedora c2 stable.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:18 PM   #2
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The FAT32 format is only capable of files up 2 gigs in size. Anything bigger than that, and the easiest way to share a file between Linux and Windows is over a network.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:36 PM   #3
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I thought it was 4gb for fat32:

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...901c996b0517b8

http://www.nct.ch/multimedia/avi_io/2_4_gig_issue.htm

And btw, 2147483647 is maxint. So I mean, that looks like a sotware limit rather than an fs limit.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 02:50 PM   #4
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In theory, FAT32 can handle 4gigs max. In practice, almost all FAT32 formated partitions are formated in a way that's limited to 2gigs for reasons which I never completely understood. You have to do something special to format a FAT32 partition capable of files greater than 2gigs.
 
Old 03-08-2005, 08:33 PM   #5
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Maybe I'm just being unimaginative here, but what the heck sort of file is bigger than 2 gigs?

/K
 
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A DVD .iso image, for instance.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 01:17 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by kumakun
Maybe I'm just being unimaginative here, but what the heck sort of file is bigger than 2 gigs?

/K
My web site, tarred, gzipped ranges between 1.5 and 4 gb, depending on the month.

People who do video work also have files of similar size, since you can't compress your video while you're working on it or you'll get generational degradation every time you save.
 
  


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