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Old 06-24-2004, 07:32 PM   #1
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ext3 filesystem support files over 4 gb in size?

does the ext3 filesystem support files over 4 gb in size?
Old 06-25-2004, 02:31 AM   #2
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The limit is 4TB, if you need more use XFS who can handle 16 TB.

BTW, Google said this to me ;-)
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Well, I couldn't find it on Google. I don't know why...
Old 06-25-2004, 07:07 AM   #4
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I'm having trouble with google on this one as well, and I think to get large files you have to make sure you create the ext3 or ext2 filesystem with 2k or 4k blocks rather than 1k blocks... ie

mke2fs -b 4028 /dev/hdxx

That's for ext2 and you could add -j for ext3, but you would be safer with ext2 for sharing with win I think...

There is also a '-T largefile' option that seems to have something to do with large files at a guess...

Just looking at man mke2fs...
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