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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2001

    Resizing datafile errors

    Hi all,

    I have created a 3G datafile on an external HDD (USB connected). I have set the maxsize to unlimited. Now i wanted to resize this 5GB and i get this error:

    ORA-01237: cannot extend datafile 18
    ORA-01110: data file 18:f:\path\to\file
    ORA-27059: could not reduce file size
    OSD-04005: SetFilePointer() failure, unable to read from file
    O/S-Error: (OS 112) There is not enough space on the disk

    Now i am tryin increase the datafile size not reduce it (unless reduce is resize in Oracle speak). There is 136 free on the disk, hence i cannot understand why its complaining about that. We are running on and O/S Windows Server 2003. The external HDD has a FAT file system, will this make a difference?

    Any help will be highly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I bet the key is "failure, unable to read from file" therefore the error might not have anything to do with diskspace. Can you see the datafile from the os? I would caution against keeping datafiles on a usb drive even for a test system.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2001

    For reference the problem due to the USB drive having a FAT32 file system, formatted it and recreated with NTFS. I was then able to create datafiles bigger than 4GB.


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