[CentOS] File transfer protocols question.

Dominik Składanowski dskladanowski at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 13:49:32 UTC 2006

> > 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.

My computer use CentOS 4.3 (since today update).
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