Maximum DB Size with Linux and SAPDB

Dmitry Melekhov dm at belkam.com
Fri Jun 1 14:45:10 MET DST 2001


David Hull wrote:

> If you're willing to go Oracle, then why not Linux/Oracle?  It doesn't
> matter the file size supported by the OS - you can have a terabyte-size
> database comprised of 2GB (or less) files.
>

As I know SAP DB supports raw devices. But question is does SAP DB support
lfs or not? :)

>
> For that matter, if you're going to go with a commercial OS over Linux, I'd
> choose Compaq Tru64 UNIX over HP/UX any day - plus Compaq will have the
> inside edge on Oracle since they did the source-code sharing with Oracle.
> Their agreement gives Tru64 a significant edge, especially under 9i
> clusters, over other UNIXes.
>
> Regards,
> David Hull
> Jabil Circuit, Inc.
> +1.727.803.3855
> JVN 82.727.3855
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Herberg, Thomas [mailto:Thomas.Herberg at t-systems.de]
> Sent: Friday, June 01, 2001 8:33 AM
> To: linux-general at sap.com
> Subject: Maximum DB Size with Linux and SAPDB
>
> Hello Linuxusers,
> we plan to install a SAP BW.
> We are now thinking over 2 alternative solutions:
> HP UX/Oracle or Linux/SAPDB.
>
> I have now heard that one of the major diadvantages of the Linux solution is
> a limited database size which is related to the fact that SAP supports at
> the moment only 2.2.x kernels with 2GB max Filesize. Does anybody have the
> facts ready how large the difference between the 2 solutions is?
>
> Mit freundlichen GrЭssen
>
> Thomas Herberg
>
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