NAS File too big

Discussion in 'macOS' started by andywt, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. andywt macrumors newbie

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    I recently added a Promise NAS to my network to host a number of large files that had previously been on a PC mapped drive. A number of these files are .iso file. The mapped drive on the PC was accessible from my Mac. When I double-clicked one of the .iso files it mounted it on my Mac desktop and everything worked fine.

    When I do the same from the NAS, I am getting an error message "the document x.iso can't be opened. The file is too large." Any ideas why this is occuring?
     
  2. Sethable macrumors regular

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  3. andywt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No. The NAS is actually a Linux box. The Windows shared folder was on a NTFS disk system.
     
  4. Sethable macrumors regular

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    is the has using fat 32 to try to stay compatible across platform. If so you can't go over something like a 4 gig file. It happened to me in the past.
     
  5. andywt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is a standard Linux file system. I believe it use Samba to allow PCs to mount it. The file over 4GB are there. I can mount them from the NAs on a Windows box, but not on the Mac. :confused:
     
  6. Sethable macrumors regular

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    That's no fun.
    Sorry I don't have any other answers for you then. looks like your stuck copying the file to the mac first.

    silly question. do u have free disk space on your mac?
     
  7. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Try using NFS to access the NAS on the Mac rather than Samba.
     
  8. andywt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am new to the Mac. How do you do an NFS mount/access?
     

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