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From "Donald McLean" <dmclea...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: How to store many large files in the database?
Date Fri, 23 May 2008 17:42:13 GMT
I believe that FAT32 drives have a 4GB limit. I bought an extra external
hardrive for backups not realizing that it was FAT32.

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Six Fried Rice <technet@sixfriedrice.com>
wrote:

> On May 22, 2008, at 6:31 PM, Christian Gruber wrote:
>
>  the maximum size of a table is the maximum file size of the underlying
>> operating system (e.g.: 2 GB).
>>
>
> I'm curious where the 2GB limit is coming from. Are you certain your max
> file size is 2GB in your environment? For reference, here are max file sizes
> for common filesystems:
>
> NTFS: 16 terabytes
> HFS+ (Mac OS X): 8 exabytes (8 million terabytes)
> EXT3: 16GB - 2TB depending on block size
>
> Is the 2GB a Java limitation? Or perhaps related to some filesystem APIs in
> use?
>

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