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Old 10-11-2005, 05:18 PM   #1
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samba file size limit?

is there a size limit for files xferred to samba? i recently had
a movie of something over 2gb but it crashed at around 2gb
every time i tried to move it from my office box to my samba
box. i thought i recalled some fs's as having a 2gb filesize
limit and thought that would be a good first place to start
looking to debug the issue.

the office box is running mandriva 10.1, the samba box is
mandrake 9(.2 i think).


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Old 10-12-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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samba file size limit?


You can take a look here :
same subject and same problems.

Old 10-12-2005, 02:26 PM   #3
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here is the solution I found yesterday. use the following command to mount the share and all will be fine in the world of file transfers

mount -t smbfs -o lfs //server/share /localdir

the 'lfs' tag tells the server to enable large file support. obviously, replace //server/share and /localdir with the appropriate paths.

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