[Ilugc] Backup of Large File, error.

Venkatesh Nandakumar venkatesh88 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 22:24:27 IST 2008

2008/12/16 Jayakumar K K <kkjayakumar at gmail.com>:
>> I've mounted a samba share (smbfs), and tried 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.
> Google gave me this.
> http://linux.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/alt.os.linux/2006-02/msg00381.html
> Looks like SMB does not mount with LargeFileSupport (LFS) by default.
> Mounting with 'lfs' option might help
> <snip>
> So either :

> mount -t smbfs //server/share /mountpoint -o lfs other-options or

Thank you!, that worked.

Venkatesh Nandakumar

> mount -t cifs //server/share /mountpoint -o options
> </snip>
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> Jay
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