Coda File System

Re: Upper limit of coda volume size?

From: Jan Harkes <>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 14:34:27 -0400
On Sat, Oct 09, 2004 at 06:25:40AM -0700, M.Kondrin wrote:
> I have heard that coda volumes have limited size of 4096Mb. I can not 
> find anything about this in coda documentation (although in AFS docs 
> explicitly stated that this limit exists but can be tuned). Does Coda 
> inherit this feature from AFS?

Not for day-to-day operation, I have a volume on our servers that was
somewhere between 10 and 20 MB last time I checked. However, the Coda
backups do have some problems with them since a volume is dumped as a
single large image.

So the filesystem to which the backup file is dumped needs to support
large files, the kernel has to support it, and I believe it only works
when the volutil dump output is sent through a pipe (i.e. volutil dump
<volume> | cat > dumpfile, instead of volutil dump <volume> dumpfile).

Received on 2004-10-09 14:38:08