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FIle Sharing Oddity
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Dec 10, 2000, 07:53 PM
 
I have an airport network setup between an imac dv and a pismo powerbook - when I access disks via file sharing/appleshare, it shows that there is only 3.99GB available even though there is considerably more space. WHy is this and is there anything I can do about it?
     
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Dec 11, 2000, 01:16 AM
 

It will always show a maximum of 4GBs no matter how big the drive. I think MacOS only supports up to 4GB of network file transfers at a time. You have more than that, you have to do it in chunks.
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Dec 11, 2000, 05:43 AM
 
No its just the built in File Sharing that limits to 4 gigs I think - I run AppleShare IP on the Dual 500 and can see all 7 gigs left (out of 40 )

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Dec 12, 2000, 05:12 PM
 
Yeah, Cipher is right, I used to run a network with AppleShare IP, and it didn't have this problem.

Does anyone know of a fix for this situation? I need to back up my Rev B iMac drive this afternoon so I can swap it for the new 30 gig one I bought. If all else fails, I'll just copy a few folders at a time, but I wanted to just drag the whole disk over to copy to make sure I get invisibles like the Desktop DB and stuff.

I could've sworn I'd read about a fix for this, but maybe I'm nuts. Anyway, please post if you know of one. Thanks.
     
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Dec 12, 2000, 05:16 PM
 
Just found this thread over in "Airport and Networking." Not much help, and neither is the TIL article that is linked at the end of the thread (it talks about 8.x, not 9, but the situation is the same just with different version and disk-size numbers). But it might be interesting nonetheless.
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