|Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:40 am Post subject:|
I've received your letter with the files. Please read yme reply.
The issue need to be analyzed in details. For now it seems that the StarWind system's resoureces were exhausted at the time...
|Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:27 pm Post subject:|
|It looks like there is some kind of limit as to the number of files that some directories can hold on my Starwind image files.|
I have a directory 5 levels deep with 6 files in it. If I delete 1 file from that directory, then I am able to save any 1 file back to it, but only one file, if try to save another file to it then I get the I/O error message.
If I delete 2 files from it, then I am able to save any 2 files back to it.
However, at the directory above that one, I can save as many files as I want.
Specs from one of my Starwind drives:
849.61 GB total space
1,772,286 Files, 4,329 Folders = 201 GB
My other Starwind drive is 867.87 GB total size and has about 2.5 times as many files, and about 6000 folders.
There is nothing further in my event logs except for the error 1117. It's not a resource problem either.
If you don't have a fix for this then I will have to use a different product.
|Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:16 pm Post subject:|
Is the ImageFile a flat image or a sparse one?
If it's sparse, is there free space on the partition where the ImageFile located?
We're trying to reproduce the problem in our test labs.
If there is a bug in our code we'll fix it ASAP.
|Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:25 pm Post subject:|
|I guess the image files are sparce since I did not choose "flat" when I created them.|
I have several TB of free space.
What is the difference between flat and sparce?
|Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 5:31 pm Post subject:|
There could be issues with sparse files as they grow 'on demand' when data is written to it.
Also sparse files tend to be much more fragmented than plain ones.
|Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:43 pm Post subject:|
|I will try creating a flat file image and use it to see if I still have problems. This will take a while.|
|Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:56 pm Post subject:|
Ok. Please let us know about the results.
|Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2006 9:07 am Post subject:|
|Generally speaking WriteFile shoud not fail with "no resources" on sparse files as well - task to our QA to work deeper. However there could be issues with configuration of the target on the server machine - like having 3 TB of free disk space and say 100 MB set for "disk quota". And so on...|
Rocket Division Software
|Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:53 pm Post subject:|
|I re-created the imagefile:|
I relaunched the robocopy job that replicates the F: drive to the G: drive, and have NOT seen the same errors I was seeing before.
It has completely replicated 547 GB of 50 KB files (which is an enourmous amount of files) without any errors. As it was before, it started throwing errors around 250 GB.
I will now do the same for the other server and see if I get the same good results.
|Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:11 pm Post subject:|
Thank you for the information!
The ImageFile plug-in should work without problems. If there are any issues we'll fix them ASAP...