I'm trying to move my home from one laptop to another one but I can't transfer one of the files.
It's a 20GB sparse file using actually 7GB (encrypted loopback). rsync -S stops after 16GB+64MB because of file too big, so does scp. I have no problems to rsync it to my backup server (2.6.16 kernel on x86_64, ext3 fs).
The source and destination are the same OS and softwares (as I did rsync /), it's a 2.6.17 kernel and the fs is ext3. ulimit -f says "unlimited".
I can create a 25GB sparse file (using qemu-img) without problem and write at the end of it (with dd bs=1M seek=20000), but cannot create a real file. dd if=/dev/zero of=bigfile bs=1M count=20000 stops after 16GB+64MB with the same error...
So it looks like I can create a large file but not grow one (what rsync does).
I really have no clue, so any ideas are welcome :)
Update : I found something just after posting, the fs was created with very strange values like block size of 1024, ...
Did you find a fix for this, or was it because of the block size? I am having the same problem.
It was because of the block size, it would have needed to much blocks I guess.
Use NFS ^_^
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