2GB limit on samba and nfs?
guy at incentre.net
Mon Dec 27 16:20:45 UTC 2004
The only 4GB limit I am aware of is using vfat and is a limitation of
fat32. As was previously reported SMB has a 2GB limit. Ext2 and Ext3
can all have files larger than 4GB.
As for FTP, I have heard of some windows clients that can't handle
more than 4GB, but the standard linux ones can or we would not be
able to download the 4.7 GB DVD images.
On Sun, 2004-26-12 at 21:49 -0500, Jim Cornette wrote:
> Ow Mun Heng wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-12-27 at 03:51, Mike Burger wrote:
> >>Sorry for the cross post, but the environment calls for it.
> >>I'm running a RHL9 server, and an FC2 client.
> >>Whether by NFS or SMB, I'm running into the same problem.
> >>On my FC2 client system, I'm trying to create a 3.5GB file on the RHL9 based
> >>server. Every time I try, though, I get stuck at the 2GB mark.
> > this is a problem with smbfs. It's known to have a 2GB limit.
> > perhaps you can try using cifs?
> I was working on a server that I setup and was transfering an 8 gig+
> file via ftp to the server which transfered without problem. When
> transferring the file from the server to the client machine, the file
> stopped transfer at 4 gb or 2 gb (memory fails for exactness). When
> trying to view the 8gb file in the http server, it also disapeared at a
> size greater than 4 gb area and was not visible from the http server.
> I then resorted to samba to transfer the 8 gb+ file to the client from
> the samba share on the server.
> My question: Is there a 4gb limit for http and ftp outgoing on Fedora?
> If so, how would one overcome the 4 gb limit? Samba using the default
> setup seems to not have the file size limitation.
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