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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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