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Old 03-19-2008, 08:37 PM   #1
DuckChang64
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Upload >2GB file from windows to Linux Samba server


Hi, everybody
I have two problems about Samba server under an embedded linux (2.6.24.3).

1. I have built an embedded system with linux & samba server. I assigned a HD, formated in EXT3, to be samba space. I can upload any <2GB file from windows XP to the samba server. But, I cannot upload any >2GB file. How to fix or configurate my system to do that?

2. I cannot connect to the Samba server by VISTA.

Thank you.

Duck Chang
 
Old 03-20-2008, 02:00 PM   #2
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What version of Samba are you running, and what is the exact environment? Samba built for uCLinux might not have large file support built in. Can you create a file over 2 GB on the local system? It could be that your embedded system itself is not built with large file support.

Can you use CIFS? While SMB is still serviceable, CIFS is an improvement in every way. It has no problems with large files and is actually quite a bit faster than SMB in most cases.

As for Vista, I don't know. I have been lucky in that I have not had to work on many Vista machines yet.

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Old 03-21-2008, 02:37 AM   #3
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What version of Samba are you running, and what is the exact environment? Samba built for uCLinux might not have large file support built in. Can you create a file over 2 GB on the local system? It could be that your embedded system itself is not built with large file support.

Can you use CIFS? While SMB is still serviceable, CIFS is an improvement in every way. It has no problems with large files and is actually quite a bit faster than SMB in most cases.

As for Vista, I don't know. I have been lucky in that I have not had to work on many Vista machines yet.
Thank you for your response.
1. My Samba sever is 3.0.23.
2. My embedded system works on Power PC Platform.
3. The embedded system is produced by Denx, a german company.
4. Using FTP client, I can download a >2GB file to my embedded system so I think that the file system can support >2GB file.
5. I am a new man at Linux field. I don't know much knowledge about CIFS. Could I build a file server via CIFS? Or, can CIFS cooperate with Samba server?

Thanks for your response again.

Duck Chang
 
Old 03-23-2008, 12:02 AM   #4
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Connecting via CIFS may be the answer

I just ran into this problem on my Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard connecting to a server running Ubuntu 7.10.

I had trouble copying a 4.12GB file...turns out I was being an idiot and copying onto an external usb drive...formatted FAT32, doh! That's why it couldn't create a >2GB file.

If you want to try and connect using CIFS to see if that helps (worked for me when actually writing to EXT3) from Go->Connect to Server (Apple K) from finder.

cifs://server/share
instead of
samba://server/share
 
  


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