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Old 10-26-2007, 03:22 AM   #1
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ReiserFS 2Gb maximum file size limit? Cannot copy files bigger than 2Gb


I have Suse 10.1 which contains 2 partitions: NTFS and ReiserFS.
On NTFS i have a *.tib file of 2.4Gb.
On ReiserFS partition i have 79.1 Gb of free space.

Now when I copy that 2.4Gb file from NTFS => ReiserFS, the copy process stops on 2Gb, and i have a corrupt file on ReiserFS of 2Gb...

Here is a screenshot:

I have another Suse 10.1 computer, and there the things are going well...
It's strange for me because i installed Suse 10.1 on these PCs from the same install DVD.

Does anyone have any idea what's wrong? And how can i store big files on ReiserFS on 1'st Suse PC?
Old 10-26-2007, 05:13 AM   #2
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I have ReiserFS and never had any problems with files >2GB.
Try to create manually in the destination directory a big file and see what happens: "cd /whereever; dd if=/dev/zero of=2delete bs=1M count=2500". If this works, your ReiserFS is healthy. If it doesn't see what dmesg says. What do you think?
Old 10-26-2007, 09:21 AM   #3
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Have you looked into your network settings as I mentioned in your original post related to this topic here:


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