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    Limitation on the number of file folders

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    by ptl506 ·

    Hi,

    Is there limitation on the number of file folders in Novell Netware 4.x and 5.x? Does the number of file folders affect the performance in accessing files in a particular folder/directory?

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    • #3547977

      Limitation on the number of file folders

      by estebandelatorre ·

      In reply to Limitation on the number of file folders

      YES, THERE ARE SOME RESTRICTIONS UNDER SERVER PARAMETERS / FILE SYSTEM
      A) Maximum Percent Of Volume Used By directory= 13 %
      B) Maximum Subdirectory Tree Depth=25 CHARACTERS
      C) NO MORE THAN 512.000 ENTRIES IN THE ROOT DIRECTORY
      D) MAXIMUN DIRECTORIES ENTRIES: USE FILER.EXE, SELECT A DIRECTORY, THEN VOLUME INFORMATION THEN STATICS
      E)USE VOLINFO.EXE TO SEE THE ENTIES AVAILABLES

      PERFORMANCE.
      1.- MANY FILES IN A DIRECTORY WILL SLOW PERFORMANCE, TO AVOID THIS USE THE FULL FILE NAME INCLUDDING THE EXTENSION EG: EDIT.COM G:\PATH\FILE1.TXT
      SOLUTION: EXPAND THE TREE

      2.- LONG PATH AND FILE NAMES WILL HOG YOUR SERVER MEMORY. WHY? BECAUSE WHEN YOU MOUNT A VOLUME, THE FULL “FAT” IS LOADED INTO MEMORY AND THE USED FILES INTO CACHE. IS NOT THE SAME TO HAVE “FILE1.TXT” AND “FILE2.TXT” LOADED INTO CACHE THAN “THIS IS THE FILE THAT I NAMED FILE1.TXT”

      3.- BE SURE THAT YOUR APPS “CAN WORK EFFICIENTLY WITH LONG NAMES” IF NOT THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL TASK “LONG NAMES TO 8” CHAR CONVERSION.

      HOPE IT HELPS

    • #3568694

      Limitation on the number of file folders

      by charlese ·

      In reply to Limitation on the number of file folders

      If you are really concerned about this, you might want to look at Novell Storage Services (NSS). Mounts large volumes in seconds, has file name support for Unix, DOS, Mac and has the capability of handling 2,000,000 plus files and directories.

    • #3557433

      Limitation on the number of file folders

      by wcraigmiles ·

      In reply to Limitation on the number of file folders

      Also be careful of directories that have lots of files in them. Once you start seeing 32,000 files in a directory, the server will start having performance problems.

    • #3441218

      Limitation on the number of file folders

      by ptl506 ·

      In reply to Limitation on the number of file folders

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