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Old 01-18-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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Question File size limit exceeded with Samba mount

I've tried everything I could with respect to what I read in previous posts. I have RHE 3.8. I have verified that there are no limits imposed (looked in limits.conf and did ulimit -a). I am logged in as root. I am sharing a folder on my XP system to the Linux system.

I mounted by:
smbmount //ip_addr/sharename /windows_share -o username=administrator,lfs

I have tried using the mv command to move it. I also tried using:
dd if=file of=/windows_share/filename bs=4096 conv=notrunc,noerror

target disk is NTFS.
source file is approx 3GB which I created between two linux boxes using dd and netcat. (I'm backing up a partition)

In all my tries I am getting File size limit exceeded. This happens when the transfer is at 2GB.

I also tried a different disk on the target which I had newly formatted as ntfs with blocksize 4096.

Your help is appreciated.

Last edited by gregorymi; 01-18-2008 at 02:38 PM. Reason: forgot something.
Old 01-18-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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There are rumors that using cifs instead of smbfs helps resolving large file issues.

Instead of using smbmount try

mount -t cifs //ip...


filesize, limit, samba windows, smbmount

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