[Ilugc] Backup of Large File, error.

Venkatesh Nandakumar venkatesh88 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 20:13:35 IST 2008


2008/12/16 Damodharan .K <damodh.k at gmail.com>:
> what is your samba share filesystem?  if it is fat16 Maximum file size will
> be 2 GB.
>

It is NTFS, with max file size much greater than that (Theoretically
in order of terabytes)

Venkatesh Nandakumar


> Regards,
>
> Damodharan.K
>
> On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 7:40 PM, Venkatesh Nandakumar <venkatesh88 at gmail.com
>> wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've mounted a samba share (smbfs), and tit wried to backup my files, to
>> it.
>> I tried 3 methods, using file-roller GUI(creating tar on mounted
>> drive), normal 'cp -R' method, and rsync. All of them failed in
>> between, because some (2) files are very large in size, 2.9GB, and
>> 4.3GB.
>> What could possibly be the mistake? It usually gives some message
>> like, "Large File Size", or something, rsync just fails, with some
>> error.
>>
>> Will creating an iso, with 'dd' help/work?
>>
>> Also, I want to include all hidden files, so, should I need to turn
>> 'shopt dotglob' on?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Venkatesh Nandakumar
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