Fabian Keil <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> "Jonathan Horne" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Last night I plugged in a 300GB Maxtor USB drive into my FreeBSD 6.0
> > server (with a fat filesystem), and it told me it was too big!!
> > Haha, its full of my backups from my previous operating system
> > (fedora) and now im going to have a fun time getting those files
> > onto my new FreeBSD server!  Can someone recommend a course of
> > action for me here?  Google isn't really turning up anything
> > interesting relating to size of external drives.
> Do you already have "options MSDOSFS_LARGE" in your kernel?

Forgot to mention that it isn't perfect. I believe the limitations
described in http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.3R/relnotes-i386.html
are still true:

|The MSDOSFS_LARGE kernel option has been added to support FAT32 file
|systems bigger than 128GB. This option is disabled by default. It uses
|at least 32 bytes of kernel memory for each file on disk; furthermore
|it is only safe to use in certain controlled situations, such as
|read-only mount with less than 1 million files and so on. Exporting
|these large file systems over NFS is not supported.


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