Re: Large file sizes (2+Gb)
On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, William T Wilson wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Cassandra Ludwig wrote:
> > Now I have tried dumping via NFS (using windows NFS systems
> > *shudder*), ftp, and even samba, but all of these drop dead at the 2gb
> > limit. Samba refuses to even try sending the file.
> I am not entirely sure which system is running which OS. If they are both
> running Linux, you can do it, if one has Windows you may hit snags.
Did you read the initial message? For those who have not read it, or are
unable to read english here is it detailed (I hate having to do this for
men all the time *sigh*)
Machine with files - Windows 98 Workstation
Machine I want files on - Linux (Debian Testing), Files on a reiserfs
partion as ext2 cannot handle large files.
> Upgrading your kernel to 2.4 and using ReiserFS will give you the 64-bit
> filesystem, but your libc may not be compiled to support large files.
> You may have to upgrade or recompile libC (depending on what version you
> have), and any statically linked applications that you would want to have
> support for the large files.
Obviously you didn't read the message, I had said I had upgraded to 2.4.17
to get reiserfs as ext2 cannot handle such large files.
> Is your fileserver on Windows? If that is the case you will have a
> problem since Windows filesystems suffer the 2GB limit, as far as I know
> (maybe recent NTFS does not, I know FATxx all do). In the case of FTP and
> Samba, both of these have a 2GB limit as well.
No, read the original message.
> The simplest thing, might be to send the files across in 2GB chunks and
> re-assemble them at the destination. NFS is not a very good protocol for
> file transfer so I would not suggest using that. 100GB of data would take
> ages to send across. Even 2GB could take a while. But V3 NFS does
> support large files. V2 NFS does not. If you have to try to do it with
> Windows NT NFS support, I would not expect good results (it isn't even
> very good at ordinary tasks).
I cannot split the video data into multiple files - this is not text it is
compressed DVI data. If you do not know the file format, do not suggest
options like this.
> You might be able to get the file across using HTTP, I do not believe
> there is a size limit for that. Other options, if you get desperate,
> might include ZModem over telnet, IRC DCC, or even 20 lines of C code to
> open a socket and just send the raw data without any regard to file size.
> The problem though, is with the file transfer protocol, not with Linux. :}
Actually, Linux programmers implemented the file transfer protocol,
therefore the fault is with linux.
Don't annoy me anymore with messages as un thought out as this. It feels
like the sort of responses I used to get from the Redhat technical support