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Maximum Number of Files?

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The Question is:

I would like to know if there is a maximum number of files on an OpenVMS
The volume might be a any RAID-set including a single disk.

The Answer is :

  Please review the information on file sizes and maximum volume sizes
  included in the OpenVMS FAQ -- the most relevent limit is the number
  of headers that the particular volume is initialized to, of course,
  and the total and theoretical volume sizes that are permissible.
  (Please see the FAQ and the SHOW DEVICE/FULL and INITIALIZE/HEADER
  commands for details on these areas.)
  The theoretical limit on the number of files on a single volume is
  the capacity of an internal 24 bit field, though the current volume
  capacity and/or the theoretical volume capacity limits are almost
  always reached long before the theoretical maximum-files limit is
  Related topics include (7884), (8343), (2834), and others.

answer written or last revised on ( 24-MAY-2003 )

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