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    The platform is Solaris 2.8 and Oracle 8.1.7.1.

    While copying from 8.1.5 to what will be the file system for an 8.1.7 instance, a 2.6 GB datafile ran into the size limit. The friendly Unix SA explained that this can be cured with a largefiles setting an some small changes on Veritas.

    Are there any special parameter settings needed in Oracle to enable datafiles greater than 2 GB?
    David Knight
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    On UNIX, block sizes usually vary between 2-8K, although larger than 8K is
    possible. Maximum database file size is 2Gb on most 32-bit UNIX platforms,
    though some (AIX, Solaris and HP/UX) now support a larger maximum, usually 32Gb.

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    Are there any special parameter settings needed in Oracle to enable datafiles greater than 2 GB?
    With NTFS, the datafile size limit is based on the value of DB_BLOCK_SIZE.

    Examples:

    2k block size max= 8GB
    4k block size max= 16GB
    8k block size max= 32GB
    16k block size max= 64GB

    The maximum file size for FAT is 4GB.

    I would never have a file grow more than 1G.


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    [QUOTE]Originally posted by julian
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    I would never have a file grow more than 1G.
    Neither would I. Fortunately, I can blame it on someone else. :-)

    After the Unix SA enabled largefiles, everything is fine.
    David Knight
    OCP DBA 8i, 9i, 10g

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