[Linux-cluster] largest CIFS/Samba export? largest GFS export?

Lon Hohberger lhh at redhat.com
Fri Feb 10 18:59:30 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 13:56 -0800, Michael Will wrote:
> What are current size limits for large storage pools. I was
> considering
> aggragating 20 2TB luns on a fibre SAN with LVM2 into one 40TB volume,
> create a filesystem on it with XFS and export it both with NFS v3 to
> linux clients
> as well as with samba to windows clients.
> The linux clients are all 2.6 kernel 64bit, so they should not have an
> issue with this,
> but what about the 32bit windows clients running windows2003 and
> windowsxp ? 
> Do you have any experience exporting larger than 2TB filesystems to
> windows clients through samba?
> Does GFS have similar restrictions (linux clients only assumed) ?

GFS is not like Samba or NFS - there's no 'client' and no 'file server'
with GFS.

You can use NFS to export GFS (but you can't use Samba to do it right

-- Lon

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