I am not sure of my facts in your case but the size issue you mention is
very possibly the result of failure to compress the database file (by you or
others).  The trick is to 'purge' the deleted files from database before
compression.

Jim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Lowe" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 4:34 AM
Subject: [PEDA] very large database files


> hello
>
> I am currently working on a derivation of a long-standing product in
> protel99 sp6
> the product is a full length 10-12 layer pci card with a reasonable
> component density.
>
> all the pervious versions have had database files of around 30-45 MB
> depending on what extra files were in the database.  this has not been a
> problem.  However at some point quite recently the current version has
> suddenly ballooned in file size to around 200 MB! this is now causing me
> some issues with both backup storage and just processing the file.  When
> I look at the individual file components as listed by protel  they don't
> add up to anything like this size 9 schematics at about 100k and a pcb
> at 8MB.
>
> can anyone suggest where the rest of the 200 odd MB DB file is and can I
> do anything to make it a more reasonable size again?
>
> Chris Lowe
> Production and Hardware Manager
> ART VPS Ltd.
>
>
>



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