Subject RE: [firebird-support] Re: [ib-support] External file size limit
Author Leyne, Sean

> > > I believe so, from IB6.0 forward (AFAIK) the 2gig limit
> > > should be gone for both external tables, temporary files
> > > (no more requirement for several TMP_DIRECTORY entries)
> > > and database files.
> >
> > Unfortunately, you're wrong on **all** counts!

> So, what is the IB 6.X files limit?

IB 6.0 did NOT get rid of the 2GB limit for database and temporary/sort
files, so the limit is 2GB.

IB 6.5 did get rid of the 2GB limit for database files, there is no
partical limit imposed by the IB engine (please note that there are OS
and file system limits).

As far as I know, the limits still apply to temporary files, although
you could define entries in your IBConfig file which can overcome this
limit (even with IB 6.0).