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Re: Cannot add a new chunk to the DBspace

Posted By: Andreas Legner
Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2016, at 4:39 a.m.

In Response To: Re: Cannot add a new chunk to the DBspace (Marcus Haarmann)

I'd rather assume this old 7.31 server has no more room in root chunk to=20
expand reserved pages required for storing the additional chunk=20

-> use 'oncheck -pe' to verify this assumption - no or only little=20
(contiguous) free space in root chunk
-> try and free some space in root chunk, e.g. by unloading and dropping a =

table residing there

Once the chunk could be added, you might recreate and reload the dropped=20
table and it would find other space in rootdbs.


From: "Marcus Haarmann" <>
Date: 29.06.2016 10:19
Subject: Re: Cannot add a new chunk to the DBspace [37324]
Sent by:

Hu, really old version.=20

That one can only handle 2GB chunks.=20
The size parameter should work (maximum would be 2097152).=20
Check if you have enough space on the device (with dd maybe),=20
I would suspect a partitioning problem.=20

dd if=3D/dev/zero of=3D/ dblinks/dbsreg59 bs=3D1024 count=3D 2096128=20
(should run through, not break with an error, like end of medium reached=20

(We recently replaced such an old version with a Linux based 11.70=20
Edition, which now runs=20
on virtualized hardware and has the same functionality as before,=20
over TCP from a very old SCO based legacy system.=20
Definitely, you should consider upgrading since you will get no support in =

case you run into any problem.=20
We upgraded only the IDS and all the old apps were usable without change,=20
should give it a try=20
maybe with a 11.70 Innovator edition, normally you would not touch the=20
memory/processor restriction=20
compared to such an old system and gain a performance improvement,=20
with the ability to backup in=20
files instead of tapes (which was one of the reasons we replaced the old=20
Of course, there is no direct upgrade path, so we did a dbexport/dbimport=20
which was really fast (estimate data size was 25GB).=20
There is one drawback - you cannot use the 12.x version of Innovator,=20
on the amount of data you handle,=20
because there is a restriction. But there maybe the choice to use the=20
edition or workgroup edition instead, in case nobody would=20
be interested to invest a lot of money to licence costs. It is more=20
to run into a non-functional system because=20
of failing old hardware)=20

Hope this helps,=20

Marcus Haarmann=20

----- Urspr=FCngliche Mail -----=20

Von: "PUSHPA KUMARA" <>=20
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2016 09:18:24=20
Betreff: Cannot add a new chunk to the DBspace [37323]=20


i tried to add new chunk to database but it's failed with error. chunk=20
size is=20
2GB and this dbspace has 55 chunks exist.=20

OS version: AIX 5.3=20
informix version: IDS 7.31=20

in disk level and VG level has enough space.=20

$ onspaces -a regdbs -p /dblinks/dbsreg59 -o 0 -s 2096128=20
Verifying physical disk space, please wait ...=20
Cannot add a new chunk to the DBspace.=20
ISAM error: no free disk space=20

what would be the case for this issue ? any one has idea about this.=20



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