shrinking ovdb files?

Alex Kiernan alexk at
Wed Jul 25 15:48:09 UTC 2001

Ron Jarrell <jarrell at> writes:

> 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.

You can split them across several slices/disks using the DB_CONFIG
file; there's details in the FAQ:

Alex Kiernan, Principal Engineer, Development, Thus PLC

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