Re: [nbos] [AS] Sector File Sizes
"Antony Farrell"
Wed Oct 10th, 2007


> -----Original Message-----
> From: nbossoftware-bounces-at-nbos.com
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> Sent: Wednesday, 10 October 2007 4:35 AM
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> Subject: Re: [nbos] [AS] Sector File Sizes
>
>
> > I have a sector file which reports its file size as 62.7 MB however
> > when I resaved it under another name the new sector file
> size was 18.6
> > MB. Both files seem to work fine and I have not found any
> evidence of
> > corrupted or missing data. Is it perhaps resaving under
> another name
> > caused the file to "clean itself up"?
>
> Yes - thats exactly what happens.
>
> When you delete or edit a body, it causes the program to mark
> the original record in the sector file as 'deleted' (creating
> a new one for the body at the end of the file if you are
> editing). When you save-as, the program only copies over the
> active records in the file, skipping the deleted ones. Its
> similar in a lot of ways to the way many databases structure
> their files.
>
Well that is good to know. Especially as the smaller files obviousy runs
faster.

Antony

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