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Old 09-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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Samba limits?

I am testing out using Debian as a server environment (in Virtual Machines). I am learning SSH and all that mess + full command line usage. I had read awhile back somewhere something random in a forum where they were talking about limits to file size transfers with samba?

"Samba will choke on anything over 800 megs, I'm surprised you got it to go 2gb" or something like that was said. What are the limits of samba?

In the near future I will be building myself a file server and am looking for a good way to stream directly from it Debian server <> Debian Stable PC. Have 150gb worth of movies, 5gb of music (not much by some standards). Will I encounter trouble trying to move it all over to the server via samba or will I need to FTP it over there?
Old 09-29-2013, 02:31 AM   #2
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For file transfers between two Linux based systems, I suggest setting up NFS rather than Samba.
Samba is used for interfacing with Windows based systems.

Your random unattributed quote is a falsehood. Provided the receiving system can accommodate it, any size file can be transferred.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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I'm still unsure if I'm going to go with a Linux main system for myself, possibly doing Windows. But I will look into NFS as well. Thank you.


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