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From:Vivek Khera Date:March 18 1999 3:28pm
Subject:Re: pacl_isam
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>>>>> "MP" == Mark Papadakis <markp@stripped> writes:

MP> I don't think I understand what that is.
MP> Will it speed up disk seeks in a 9Mil rows table and will allow for faster
MP> searches?

If your database is static -- that is, it has no inserts or updates,
you can run pack_isam on the *.ISD files and it will compress the data 
quite well.  This reduces the amount of disk seeks and might also
reduce the *.ISM file size.  To get maximal benefit, you really need
to have good indexes defined for your queries.

MP> Where can I get and what does it actually do?

You get it when you buy extended support (or apparently also if you
buy lots of licenses.)  It is a bonus program, binary only

It compresses your tables (making them read-only.)


Vivek Khera, Ph.D.                Khera Communications, Inc.
Internet: khera@stripped       Rockville, MD       +1-301-545-6996
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pacl_isamMark Papadakis18 Mar
  • Re: pacl_isamVivek Khera18 Mar