SUMMARY: 2GB file limit for account

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Date: Tue Jun 17 2003 - 14:48:17 EDT

     Thanks for the quick responses.  The general consensus seems to be that the
2GB limit is due to Solaris 2.6 being a 32-bit OS.  Also, Oracle 7.3.4 doesn't
support exports larger than 2GB anyway.  Ways around it are upgrading to Solaris
8 (not an option right now) and a more recent version of Oracle (also not going
to happen right now) or a workaround using named pipes which allows for
on-the-fly comporession of the export.  I'll look into this option.

Thanks again,




     We have some systems running Solaris 2.6 the Oracle DBA wants to dump some
tables to disk.  The problem is the DBA's account only allows file creations of

     Is there a way to increase this file limit to say, 6GB?  Can this be done
on the fly, or would some parameter be required in /etc/system that would need a
reboot to take effect?  Would like to not bring the system down, if possible.

Thanks in advance,

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