Customizing File Size Limitation of the VA Backup Repository

Product version: 10.10.1

Last modified: 22 February 2024


Backup job failed after the file size in the transit folder reached 16 TB.


The NAKIVO Backup & Replication VA is created along with a repository mounted on EXT4 logical volume.

As a result, the maximum individual file size for the NAKIVO Backup Repository filesystem (with the default 4 KB block size) is limited to 16 TB.


Split the disk raw files in the transit folder of the stream repository by customizing the disk file size limitations.

Follow the steps below to customize the disk file size for transit folder of the stream repository:

  1. Go to the NAKIVO Backup & Replication repository folder.

  2. Create a new configuration file named .conf.

  3. In the configuration file, start a new line to define the custom stream raw chunk limit in GB (gigabytes).


    To read a new configuration file, detach and then reattach the repository.

  4. Syntax: stream.limit-gb=value


  • Valid values: 1 to 16384.

  • Default value: 16384.