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Re: best practices WRT resizing a MDB backend?

On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 12:11:51AM -0700, Quanah Gibson-Mount wrote:
> --On Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:53 PM -0400 Brian Reichert 
> >You've suggested writemap in response to other questions I've asked
> >on this list; I think I shall take the hint. :)
> Is your OS a BSD or Linux?

Sorry, I did fail to present that detail; this is a Linux distro, CentOS

> Last time I tried on BSD, it didn't use sparse files with writemap like 
> Linux does.  It just made a massive file on disk of the size specified for 
> the maxsize.  I.e., BSD didn't correctly support sparse files with writemap.

Perhaps unrelated, but mdb_copy, and the native 'cp' and 'tar'
commands do handle sparse files files correctly.

> --Quanah
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> Quanah Gibson-Mount
> Server Architect
> Zimbra, Inc.
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Brian Reichert				<reichert@numachi.com>
BSD admin/developer at large