Apologies if this is old ground but having spent the last hour or so searching this site and the Internet in general I am none the wiser and I would appreciate someone's experience on this:
I am running White Box Enterprise Linux, which is a generic version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (2.4 kernel). I am using the ext3 file system on all partitions.
I need to take a regular copy of a file located on a Windows 2000 server; it's a dump of a very large MSSQL database and it's currently about 2.6GB in size and likely to grow. I want to use the dar backup utility to take the copy.
If I 'look' at the file via a samba mount, the file claims to be 8E (Exobytes) big so I guess I'm hitting a problem with large file support. (??)
So my questions are:
Does ext3 natively support this file size?
Is this a just a Samba 2GB limitation or a combination of both Samba and ext3?
I assume I need to enable large file support for either ext3 and/or Samba.
I have also read about the Samba upgrade to CIFS.
So, what do I have to do to allow me to store large files on the Limux server (if anything) and also be able to see and copy them successfully via Samba (CIFS?)
Have you any pointers to sites that explain everything in very simple terms - this would be really appreciated because so far I am trying to patch together an answer from various sites that refer to different distros and I am getting rather confused