how to copy large files from/to smbfs file system
Posted on 2010-08-12
I have two Windows drives smb mounted on my Linux slackware (kernel version 188.8.131.52) computer. I want to copy a file from one drive to the other. There is plenty of actual space on the target drive. The file is: 85,484,137,984 KB, i.e. +83GB.
On the linux machine I used a simple: cp src dest. It copied about 2GB then halted with the message 4616 File size limit exceeded
I went to Windows and used Windows Explorer to copy the source file and paste it to the destination. It copied just fine.
why can't Linux to do the copy? Is there a way to fix this? This is rather important because the Linux host is supposed to be responsible for copying backup archives to offline storage. I would be shocked if Windows was capable of something Linux was not.