[CentOS] File transfer protocols question.

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 13:43:20 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-22 at 04:52, Dominik Składanowski wrote:
> Hello list.
> Please excuse me this question not directly connected to CentOS. I
> have no idea where I could ask about that.
> I have to download/upload over 5GB backup file to server (Linux).
> 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?

The current versions of these programs should handle large files but
since you mention that you are not using centos you may have
a program or filesystem that does not support large files. 
Earlier versions have been limited to 32 bit sizes or 2 Gigs
total. This is not a limit in the transfer protocol but in the
libraries supporting file handling that have slowly/painfully
been updated over the years. 

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell at gmail.com

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