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    file copy problems

    hi,

    i'm running debian w/gnome as the gui. i have a 320gig usb drive connected to the computer and it shows up fine. i have an 18.5 gig db file i need to copy to this usb drive but it fails consistently at 4gigs. i've tried transferring a tar file as well as the raw folder, both fail right at 4gigs.

    is there some file transfer limit built in that i can change as i need to get this db off the computer for offsite backup purposes.

    tia,
    dave

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    i need to copy to this usb drive but it fails consistently at 4gigs.
    What file system format are you using? FAT32 only supports files up to 4GB.

    If the drive has to be Windows compatible, you could try this for NTFS write support:
    http://technowizah.com/2006/11/debia...g-to-ntfs.html

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    I use NTFS formatted drives with Ubuntu (which is Debian-based) all the time, with no issues at all. And NTFS is a far better filesystem anyway. If that 320gig drive is formatted as FAT32, I would advise changing to NTFS. You can do so without losing data if you have access to a Windows machine.

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    hi All,

    yup, i was using fat32. i'll reformat to ntfs and give it a shot.

    thanks for all the help,
    dave

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    hi,

    i formatted the usb drive to ntfs but when i plug it into the linux server, it won't mount due to an invalid mount option.

    thoughts?

    thanks,
    dave

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    Check post #7 and see if it helps
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/deb...nt-option.html

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    hi,

    i'm missing the ntfs-3g package and unfortunately this system is hardened so i can't use the automatic ftp update. i figure i'll find the standalone package and bring it over using my usb drive (fat32 formatted of course).

    thanks,
    dave

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    You may also need to install libfuse2...
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    hi,

    thanks for the libfuse2 heads up. i'm discovering that there are a ton of dependancies which are creating a problem. when i try to load libfuse2 or ntfs-3g, it states i am missing the multiarch-support package. when i try to load it i get an error regarding my version of libc6:

    airsync:/tmp# sudo dpkg -i multiarch-support_2.13-31_i386.deb
    (Reading database ... 93627 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace multiarch-support 2.13-31 (using multiarch-support_2.13-31_i386.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement multiarch-support ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of multiarch-support:
    multiarch-support depends on libc6 (>= 2.13-5); however:
    Version of libc6 on system is 2.7-18lenny7.
    dpkg: error processing multiarch-support (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    multiarch-support

    --------------------------------------------------

    so i downloaded a newver version of libc6 but get the following when trying to install it:

    airsync:/tmp# sudo dpkg -i libc6_2.13-31_i386.deb
    dpkg: regarding libc6_2.13-31_i386.deb containing libc6:
    libc6 breaks locales (<< 2.13)
    locales (version 2.7-18lenny7) is present and installed.
    dpkg: error processing libc6_2.13-31_i386.deb (--install):
    installing libc6 would break locales, and
    deconfiguration is not permitted (--auto-deconfigure might help)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    libc6_2.13-31_i386.deb

    -------------------------------------------

    i am leery about trying anything else at this point so if anyone can provide some guidance that would be great.

    tia,
    dave

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    It's been a long time since I've run Debian...

    In a terminal....

    sudo apt-get install libfuse2



    The program manager should take care of the dependencies automatically.
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