Large File Support with Fileshare

File size limits when using Fileshare are the same as those permitted with other, conventional, file handling operations (for example, see Indexed File Size Limits).

An alternative technology, file striping, was introduced in previous releases as an interim solution to overcome limitations on the maximum allowed file size some operating systems permit. It enables you to specify that a single data file is to be stored in multiple physical files (or stripes) on disk.

Because of the complications involved with configuring striping together with Fileshare (these issues are discussed below), we recommend that you keep your large files non-striped and instead, configure the file handler to use its standard large file support.

Note: Striping is deprecated, and provided for backward compatibility only. We recommend you use IDXFORMAT"8" instead.

To configure large file support under Fileshare, you should consider the following:

The following information explains how to configure striped files under Fileshare control if your operating system does not support large files: