[CentOS] File transfer protocols question.

William L. Maltby BillsCentOS at triad.rr.com
Wed Mar 22 12:55:39 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 12:13 +0100, Dominik Składanowski wrote:
> > > First I used FTP client from my computer where I have a backup. FTP
> > > upload from my computer has failed. I think 5GB file is too large for
> > > the FTP protocol. Now I have loged into shell of the server (where
> > > backup should be) and I'm downloading backup file from my computer
> > > through SFTP.
> > >
> > > Can you say how big file I can download/upload using SFTP (SCP) protocol?
> > >
> > > Regards.
> >
> > I'm not aware of a limit in either FTP or SFTP/SCP, but I could be
> > wrong there.  I know I have done some 2-3 GB xfers with SFTP.  Could
> > it be a problem with filesystem on the destination machine not
> > allowing files greater than, say, 4 GB?
> Space on the destination machine is enough.

Reread what he said. He's talking about a max file size limit, not a out
of space situation. Could be quota's too.

Secondly, anytime you do such big files, it is best to use a package
that can restart from the point of breaking. Especially if lines are
unreliable, like dial-up.

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