Summary: NFS and Large files

From: Thomas Lester (
Date: Wed Sep 09 1998 - 22:08:53 CDT

Thanks to everyone that responded.

I actually got two answers. One, 2.5.1 doesn't support files greater than 2 GB.
 Two, NFS v.2 has difficulties with "large files". I don't know if that means
over 2 GB or just very large files in general...


>-----Original Message-----
>From: Thomas Lester []
>Sent: Thursday, September 10, 1998 9:41 AM
>Subject: NFS and Large files...
>I have a 2.5.1 machine that is mounting a NFS share from a NCR MP-RAS UNIX
>When a user attempts to copy a large file (2Gig+) it fails with an error that
>the file is too big.
>I vaguely remember needing to specify and -o option for large files on one
>or the other, but I can't seem to find that in any of the man pages.
>If you know, please pass it on... I'll summerize.

Thomas Lester UNIX Systems Administrator
"God wouldn't be up this late!" - The Plague, Hackers

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