shrinking ovdb files?

Ron Jarrell jarrell at
Wed Jul 25 15:15:44 UTC 2001

At 02:29 PM 7/24/01 -0400, Ron Jarrell wrote:

>Is there anyway to make the ovdb files *shrink*?  They're certainly not 
>reusing space well.  They're growing and growing.  I now note that
>they're using 8.3G of a 9G partition, and real soon now will overflow;
>despite the fact that I *know* I'm loosing articles off the end of the
>cnfs buffers constantly; I only keep about 3 days of the binaries.

Well, there's one sure way to make them shrink.. Delete them. Since 
they just overflowed and crippled the server.
Here's hoping it doesn't take me 5 days to rebuild the history file.

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