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Error Copying Large Mac Files to W2K Server

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I have an eMac client machine running 10.4.7 and a W2K SP4 file server. I am attempting to copy a Mac file (10 GB in size) to the W2K server and am receiving the following error on the Mac:

Error 1309
The operation could not be completed because an unexpected error occurred.
(fileBoundsErr: file's EOF offset mark or size is too big)

During my troubleshooting I found that I was successful copying the same Mac file to a different file server which was installed as a W2K3 server. I am unable to continue to use this testing file server in production so this is not a permanent fix.

I then upgraded my original file server to W2K3 but the problem still exists.

Does any one have a solution for this problem?
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kkattfish earned 350 total points
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some similar issues.  how is your server's and mac hd prepared (fat32, etc.) possibly limitations on the harddrive or something with the file itself.

http://forums.macrumors.com/archive/index.php/t-166848.html

http://forums.macosxhints.com/archive/index.php/t-40322.html

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found this also.

"An error -1309 is an error message indicating that you have surpassed the 2 GB limit.
You may not have enough temporary space on your hard drive for the temporary files that are created. Do you have more than 2 gigabytes available?"
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Server HDs are NTFS and plenty of space on the hard drive. At least 215 GB free. On the Mac, the file system is Journaled HFS+ with plenty of space as well.
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