Subject RE: [firebird-support] Re: Relative paths with multifile database
Author Thomas Steinmaurer
> > > How are you intending on accessing a database that spans multiple
> > > DVDs? Since you use "DVD device", I assume you mean there
> is only one
> > > DVD drive. What if Firebird "needs" something located on a DVD not
> > > inside the drive?
> > >
> >
> > My main goal is : to burn a firebird database which size is
> nearly 3GB
> > on one DVD. The problem is that, due to the ISO standard, I cannot
> > burn a more than 2GB file. If I want to do this, I have to use UDF
> > standard, but then when I try to access to the database on the DVD,
> > the engine tell me it's not a valid database file. That's
> why I tried
> > to split the database in three parts, in order to be able
> to burn them
> > on the same DVD with ISO standard.
> > So the three parts have to be on the same DVD but since the
> letter of
> > the DVD device can change from a computer to another, I cannot use
> > hard file paths.
> >
> > C├ędric
> >
> for this read-only environment, I assume you have done a few
> backup/restore
> cycles with different page sizes to further optimise the file size?

And make sure that you don't waste/reserve any space for record versions.
Doesn't make sense for a read-only database.