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Netware 3.12 (3.2)  maximum partition size / disksize

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I have on a Promise raid tx100 controller 2 disks in mirror  80 gig each, running out off diskspace
How big could I go to replace with larger drives , since there must be a maxiumum for this
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Here's a page showing maximums:
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NetWare_File_System
And here's one giving the nitty gritty details:
    http://www.novell.com/support/php/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=1202046&sliceId=&docTypeID=DT_TID_1_1&dialogID=66918258&stateId=0%200%2066920133

According to that, it lists 1TB as the maximum for the NetWare File System.  A more important issue (that is not mentioned on that page) is the amount of memory that is needed to mount said volume.  All volumes have directory tables and other structures that are used to access them.  As the volume size grows, these structures grow and continue to suck up memory.  

In short, you should be able top replace the drives with as much room as you want, but you may have to increase the memory to actually mount them.  Also, remember that the mount time for NetWare 3.x volumes gets inordinately high as the volume size increases.  

I would REALLY recommend looking for another OS to migrate to...

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Sounds logical, so we must then switch to Pervasive v10 and WIndows 2008 server , right? to keep our VB6 programs running wich uses a lot  VAccess calls to the database
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Yes Bill, its me, you helped me out in 2004 when I started with Pervasive 2000 on Aruba.
Will download the trial for v10, if works will get for all my customers the licenses at http://www.goldstarsoftware.com/
I will build a test case to see how it works
Regards Jack

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