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SubjectRe: 2GB limit?
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"Khimenko Victor" <khim@sch57.msk.ru> writes:

> In <Pine.LNX.4.20.0001270949560.19661-100000@marte.Deuroconsult.ro> Catalin BOIE (util@deuroconsult.ro) wrote:
> > Hi!
>
> > I need to setup a machine with 256MB RAM (maybe 512MB) for a database
> > server. I will have a database with size more than 2GB. Can I do it with
> > kernel 2.2.x? What is the limit?
>
> Limit for FILE is 2GiB (MAX_INT to be exact). If you are using SQL server with
> ability to use few files for one database you should be fine. Otherwise you'll
> need 64bit processor.

AFAIK, there is no such limit for the size of disk partitions, so it may be
reasonable to use a database that works on raw devices.

IIRC, Adabas D (cf. http://www.suse.de/de/produkte/software/dbms/index.html)
is one such thing.

Yours,
--
Martin Schulz schulz@iwrmm.math.uni-karlsruhe.de
Uni Karlsruhe, Institut f. wissenschaftliches Rechnen u. math. Modellbildung
Engesser Str. 6, 76128 Karlsruhe

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