Subject RE: [firebird-support] .FDB file size limit
Author Johan van Zyl
What you are saying is that there is difference between NTFS NT4 SP6 and
Some would say that it is obvious - but not to me, if they call BOTH NTFS,
not NFTF 1 and 2 or NTFS Plain and NTFS MX etc.
As NT4 is not really around anymore - that means a .fdb file on Win2K SP2
and above (and Linux???) can be LARGE i.e HUGE i.e like TB's in size (even 1
TB will do - for a while<g>)
Great Stuff!
-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Helen Borrie
Sent: 21 April 2005 00:58
Subject: RE: [firebird-support] .FDB file size limit

At 05:05 PM 20/04/2005 -0400, you wrote:

> > >> Any ideas why this may be happening?
> > >What file system are you using? Fat-32 or NTFS?
> > NTFS
>Are you **positive**?
>I had a client DB running on Win2000 which has over 5GB is size, without
>any problems!
>I suspect that the volume is actually FAT32.

Or that you fell into the same trap I did? I upgraded from NT4 SP 6 to
Win2K SP2. Existing NTFS partitions apparently didn't get upgraded to
64-bit and choked on 4+Gb files. New NTFS partitions added since to new
HDDs were in 64-bit. Solution (for me) was to back up the dbs and restore
to new disks.


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