Dan, your statement: "Or you can use dynamic files (although at the most - with a lot of luck - this gives you 4Gb)" Is incorrect, we have dynamic files over 18gig in size without incedent, on Unidata. Unidata just keeps adding part files of 1gig each or less. Thanks!
"Dan Fitzgerald" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent by: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 02/10/2004 04:12 PM Please respond to U2 Users Discussion List To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] cc: Subject: RE: 2 gig limits The limit is an old one from Unix having 32-bit addressing. On a system with 32-bit addressing, the limit applied to all files, including backup images (at least to disk - I'm not certain about on tape drives, although I'd assume so). Now, we have 64-bit addressing, so the upper limit is in the pentabyte range. UniVerse and Unidata still have a default configuration parameter of 32-bit addressing. This parameter is easily changed to 64. Currently, the cost associated with going to 64-bit addressing for UniVerse & Unidata is the loss of a particular tool which is useful in repairing file corruption, filepeek. File corruption is pretty rare, but not unheard of, especially as hardware fails. By going to a scheme like RAID0+1 with transaction logging, you probably won't miss (watch the thread this starts...) filepeek. As an aside, reducing the amount of data in overflow reduces the risk of corruption, by minimizing the number of links, which are failure points. So you can enable U2 64-bit addressing in the (udt/uv)config file, which will then make the limit a historical curiosity. Or you can use dynamic files (although at the most - with a lot of luck - this gives you 4Gb), or in UniVerse you can use distributed files, which imho are a better choice anyway, making the size of a file limited only by your disk drive budget. "Our greatest duty in this life is to help others. And please, if you can't help them, could you at least not hurt them?" - H.H. the Dalai Lama "When buying & selling are controlled by legislation, the first thing to be bought & sold are the legislators" - P.J. O'Rourke Dan Fitzgerald >From: Jason Theis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >Reply-To: U2 Users Discussion List <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >To: 'U2 Users Discussion List' <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> >Subject: RE: 2 gig limits >Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 12:40:15 -0700 > > > >We are looking to move to Universe. Does a 2 gig limit apply to Universe >as >well? Does it only apply to the backup or live data? > >JT > >-- >u2-users mailing list >[EMAIL PROTECTED] >http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users _________________________________________________________________ Optimize your Internet experience to the max with the new MSN Premium Internet Software. http://click.atdmt.com/AVE/go/onm00200359ave/direct/01/ -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users -- u2-users mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.oliver.com/mailman/listinfo/u2-users