Re: 2GB File limitation

Ingo Molnar (
Fri, 28 Sep 2001 10:13:09 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Bobby Hitt wrote:

> Is someone working on a way to overcome the 2GB file limitation in
> Linux? I currently backup several servers using a dedicated hard drive
> for the backups. Recently I saw one backup die saying the the file
> size had been exceeded. I've never had good luck with tape backups,
> yes they backup, but whenever I really need a file, it can't be
> retrieved.

file sizes up to ~ 2 TB are supported under the 2.4 kernel. (or 2.2 kernel
+ patches) Most utilities are updated to use O_LARGEFILE properly, in any
recent 2.4-based Linux distribution. I regularly use 6-10 GB files.


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