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Is this message saying anything useful about fragmentation, sparse pages and the like, or is just saying that 33G is "too big" on general principles?

SQL Anywhere Network Server Version 11.0.1.2960
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Note: The size of 'D:\xxx.db' is larger than expected

asked 12 Sep '14, 13:18

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The message means that the database/log file header says it is "X" bytes in size but the OS says it is "Y" bytes in size and X < Y.

Generally, that's not a problem. It might be an indication that the database file was growing at the time of the last crash. If the server was shut down cleanly, I wouldn't expect to see that message.

If ever X > Y, you will be in trouble. That means the OS lopped of a useful part of the file.

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answered 12 Sep '14, 13:33

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Thanks... so yes, it is being profound, it's telling me that I killed dbsrv11.exe for being unresponsive :)

(12 Sep '14, 15:34) Breck Carter
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