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Old 06-17-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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"File size limit exceeded" during copy

I have a server set up running Slackware 10.2. It's a pretty bare bones system and only runs the minimum. Among other things I have samba set up on it properly and everything works fine however whenever I try to copy a directory totaling 18.9GB in contents it stops at 5GB and gives me the error "File size limit exceeded" and it does this every time. What's so weird is, I copied another directory with contents totaling 11GB perfectly fine; no errors or anything. The main computer that I'm transferring the files from is running Debian Sarge. Both the server and the main machine are using reiserfs. I cannot for the life of me figure out what the problem is. I did copy the files as a normal user, too, so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with the problem or not.

edit: I just noticed that whenever it started the transfer of the first official "large" file (4.7GB) it stopped right at 2GB so I don't think the 5GB i mentioned earlier has anything to do with it.

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Old 06-17-2006, 12:40 PM   #2
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Are you mounting as smbfs or cifs? I suspect the former, which may be your problem.
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I'm using smbfs, however I believe I have fixed the problem. I added lfs to the options under fstab...everything seems good so far.


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