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hoe to copy large files from one folder to another in cpanel??

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  1. cool999

    cool999 Active Member

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    I am not able to move large files from one folder to another in cpanel.

    the file size is around 8gb but it stops at around 4gb..

    how can i increase this limit and solve the problem.kindly help me.

    My dedicated server specs -
    centOS 5 64bit, core2quad q6700 ,4gb ram ,1tb harddisk
     
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    Is there any error message are you receiving while moving files ?
     
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    Hello,

    You can compress the file to reduce its size before you transfer it to another folder. To compress, select the files and folders which you want to include in the archive and click on the Compress File(s) button. After transferring the compressed file to another folder you can extract archive files using the Extract function.
     
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    I don't get any error while copying.its just tht file around 7.5gb gets copied to other folder and its size shows around 4gb..

    I tried zipping it it gives an error.

    zip error: Entry too big to split, read, or write (file exceeds Zip's 4GB uncompressed size limit)


     
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    any help on this please?????
     
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    Hello,

    You should be able to copy by cmd line,

    Please login to the server through ssh and try it.
     
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    but that's not convenient.. cpanel should be able to copy large files, even free panel kloxo copies larges files without any problem...

    on my old server i was using kloxo ( previously known as lxadmin ) and it easily copies large file without any problem, then why cant $35 panel do?

    i don't want alternatives, i want solution...

    Regards..

     
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    It might seem like a silly question, but have you tried contacting cpanel support about this?
     
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    When "it stops" is that moving or copying, and what is the precise method being used to accomplish the task? For example, is the file move stopping when using FTP, SFTP, SSH/console, cPanel File Manager, cPanel Legacy File Manager, cPanel Web Disk (WebDAV), or FrontPage?
     
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    I m copying using cPanel File Manager

     
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    Make sure the cPanel account isn't running out of drive space. If you are copying or moving an 8 gig file you'll be using at least 16 gigs of drive space.
     
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    Thank you for the information. Please note that copying will take longer than a move, even if just copying within the same partition. I believe that it is possible for the copy process to run normally but that something else is eventually, forcefully terminating the process prematurely (before it can complete the copy operation). Depending on the factors involved it may or may not only affect processes by users and not processes run as root; when testing, I would compare attempting the copy process via SSH first while logged-in as the regular user account and then second while logged-in using root access.

    Is there any monitoring or security software installed that may kill processes that run longer than a specified period of time? Two examples I recall may be PRM and CSF/LFD. If software like one of the aforementioned examples is installed please temporarily fully disable the software before reattempting the copy process in cPanel File Manager. If using LFD (with CSF), I would try a command like the following to help locate relevant log entries:
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    # grep -i kill /var/log/lfd.log
     
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    I didnt install any monitoring or security software, its just a fresh cpanel installation and i m not using any third party security software...

    I ran the command you gave and got this -

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    grep -i kill /var/log/lfd.log
    grep: /var/log/lfd.log: No such file or directory
    
    and please tell me the ssh command to copy files from one directory to other..

    Thanks

     
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    Note: In the following commands replace the example paths with the actual source and destination paths of the desired directory or file involved.

    A directory or file may be copied using the following command via SSH access:
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    # cp -pv /full/source/path /full/destination/path
    A directory or file may be moved using the following command via SSH access:
    Code:
    # mv -v /full/source/path /full/destination/path
     
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