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Old 03-04-2006, 12:30 PM   #1
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Linux Redhat 3.0 64bit

I am running Linux Redhat 3.0 AS 64bit and I have questions about maximum files allowed in this version:

1. how can you check to see what is the maximum of size files on the server???

2. if it's 2G max, what do you need to change to "no limit"

Old 03-20-2006, 04:26 PM   #2
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the mount command will tell you what file system you are using
[root@LINUX root]# mount
/dev/sda2 on / type ext3 (rw)

The file size limit is imposed by your choice of file system, not OS. so to change the limit you would need to re-format (read about block size as this can also affect max file size) or delete your existing partition and re-create a different file system.
Old 03-20-2006, 11:33 PM   #3
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You are running on RHAS 3.0 and so you probably have a good enough recent kernel that has LFS (Large File Support). If so, you should have no problems with files over 2GB (as long as you are not using ext2 fs). To check if you do have LFS support:
getconf FILESIZEBITS /root
If it says 64, then you're good to go.



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