• Subject: Re: Database Files Exceeded
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2000 10:24:38 +0000

Larry,

ESPECIALLY depending on the size of the files, access paths, etc. ! It could be 
nothing and it could be a MAJOR hit !!!

Chuck

Larry Bolhuis wrote:

> Ooooh! Nice Mess! I never even knew this limit existed!
>
> I would look at some type of Auditing for that library.  That way you could 
>know
> every file that is created, when, and by whome.  Stick that data into a DB 
>file
> (in a DIFFERENT library of course!!!)  Now you can easily process this file 
>every
> so often and delete the files in the order they are created as they reach some
> age or at whatever criteria you need.
>
> Now the other question is how much overhead is there in creating and deleting
> 55000 files every couple days!?!  If you thought full database Opens and 
>CLoses
> were hard on IO, this has got to be a killer!!!
>
>  - Larry
>
> > Here is the issue,  this is a third party software package, it was not 
>designed for a company of our size. (I inherited it)   For each transaction 
>that hits, it creates a file. So... in a few days, Voila !  exceeds 55,500 
>files. That is with  thousands of transactions per day.  I used to have BPCS 
>at another shop, so have seen similar situations.(but not like this)   My 
>option is to have the third software co.  to write a purge(it is done manually 
>by them, contract service) and they have source  or  I will write my own aging 
>pgm to try and get this down to manageable level.    Appreciate the response.
>
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