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Old 06-11-2009, 05:55 AM   #1
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file size limit exceeded error message in RHEL5

Hi all
i have 500 GB usb storage mounted on my linux workstation ( RHEL 5 )and I have mounted one file system from one of my solaris workstation ( sun os 5.8 ) as nfs filesystem. My usb storage is having two 116GB files. While copying from usb storage to the nfs mounted filesystem i am getting the file size limit exceeded error message. How to resolve that?..

sorry for my english

Old 06-11-2009, 07:57 AM   #2
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What is the filesystem on your NFS mount? Have a read of this:

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Old 07-06-2009, 05:34 AM   #3
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that usb storage was detected as W95/FAT32 filesystem. I didnt mention any filesystem type at the time of mounting locally
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fat32 filesystem has 4GB limit on file size. I don't think there is any fix for that.
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This looks odd. You wrote your USB storage has already two 116GB files. That would mean it supports file larger that 4 GB and would also mean it doesn't use FAT32.

What NFS version are you using (ie. what says the command "mount" about it) ?


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