snapshot fails with "Filesize limit exceeded"

David King dking at
Thu Mar 22 14:49:16 UTC 2007

>> When trying to create a snapshot (per the handbook at <http://
>> the creation of the snapshot fails: [...]
>> mount: /mnt/big: Filesize limit exceeded [...]
>> Am I doing something wrong?
> Your account has a filesize limit set?  Check limit(1).

Ah hah! You are absolutely right.


/mnt/big# id
uid=0(root) gid=0(wheel) groups=0(wheel), 5(operator)
/mnt/big# limit
cputime         unlimited
filesize        20480MB
datasize        1024MB
stacksize       1024MB
coredumpsize    1024MB
memoryuse       1024MB
memorylocked    1024MB
maxproc         5547
descriptors     10000
sockbufsize     1024MB
vmemorysize     1024MB

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