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Old 10-11-2005, 04:41 PM   #1
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File size restriction while using Samba

I currently have samba installed on Mandriva 2006 and have used it many times before. However, I have never tried to move a HUGE file until last night. I was trying to move a DVD ISO image from my linux box to my Windows XP comp. The harddrive is formated NTFS and the folder I am trying to move the ISO file to already has several 4GB+ files in it.

When I try to use 'cp' or 'mirrordir' with a samba mounted share, it gets to 2,097,152 bytes and then stops complaining that it has reached a file size limit and crashes. What gives? Why won't it push the whole file given that it's an XP machine with NTFS file formating which supports files bigger than 2GB?
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Old 10-11-2005, 04:59 PM   #3
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most of the search stuff I found on Google pointed to discussions with no conclusions

however, I did find this

"mount -t smbfs -o lfs //server/share /localdir

the lfs option enables large file support."

apparently, samba, by default, disables large file support to prevent breaking a fat32 partition. we shall see tonight when I test it.


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