4 GB file limit? (WAS gzip from ports vs gzip from system)
sah.list at gmail.com
Mon Jun 27 03:41:50 GMT 2005
windows limit. 4gb file size limit.
On Jun 26, 2005, at 4:36 AM, Norberto Meijome wrote:
> to recap:
> dump | gzip > nfs_share_on_w2k_NAS_running_ServicesForUnix
> This works fine until the size of the file created on the nfs_share
> is just under 4 GB (originally thought 2 GB problem)
> Client : FBSD 4.11, cvsuped April 15th 05, world + kernel.
> Server : Win2K-Storage server, SP4, Microsoft Windows Services for
> UNIX 3.5 [8.0.1969.1]
> more below
> Dan Nelson wrote:
>>> Norberto Meijome wrote:
>>> DUMP: 66.60% done, finished in 1:32
>>> gzip: stdout: File too large
>>> DUMP: Broken pipe
>>> DUMP: The ENTIRE dump is aborted.
>> That looks like whatever filesystem gzip was writing to couldn't
>> files over 2gb. You mentioned writing to a remote filesystem using
>> amd, but it defaults to NFSv3. Were you maybe writing to a FAT fs on
>> the remote end? You can also see whether amd actually mounted the
>> remote fs with NFSv2 by uncommenting the "/var/log/all.log" line in
>> /etc/syslog.con, touching /var/log/all.log, and restarting syslog.
>> Then have amd remount the remote system and check the log.
> Hmm. ok, as suspected gzip v1.3.5 from ports fails as the other
> one. And the filesize it died on is 4,294,950,912 bytes . Just
> under 4 GB - 16K less than 4 GB. (back to system gzip of course :) )
> The native FS on the NAS is NTFS, which doesnt have this kind of
> limitation , as per the following article from MS(may wrap)
> I just checked from the server itself with dd from SFU, can create
> a 5 GB file with no probs.
> dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/fs/E/temp/test1 bs=4096 count=1310720
> So i've stopped amd, bounced box clean, mounted the share via NFS3
> mount_nfs -3 edsac:/diablo_backs/ /mnt/test1/
> still running this next pass...
> any ideas what is breaking...and why?
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