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MaxDB and compressed NTFS harddisk

Hi all,

i'm not really sure, if this is the right place to post this, but anyway.

I've had severe MaxDB problems after compressing a NTFS harddisk partition. The DB generates a Windows application error on startup and fails. After decompressing the sapdb folder, everything works fine again. Is MaxDB generally restricted to run on uncompressed drives only or is this a bug?

MaxDB version is KERNEL 7.5.0 BUILD 007-123-057-359, OS is XP Professional, SP1.

Regards

Stefan

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  • Posted on Apr 15, 2004 at 08:50 AM

    A database in general uses very low level functions to be as fast as possible. Therefore you should expect that you run into problems when using compressed drives.

    Just don't do it.

    Regards,

    Benny

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      Hi Benny,

      you are right. I ran into this by accident, since i compressed the drive after the engine installation procedure. Since i know it now, i won't do it once again.

      Thanks and regards,

      Stefan

  • Posted on Apr 15, 2004 at 01:45 PM

    Hi,

    just to clarify: MAXDB will not run on compressed (NTFS) disks, it's not a bug, it's meant that way.

    Regards,

    Roland

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