Disk Space - Out of Resources with New Hard Disk

Discussion in 'SAS (Statistical Analysis Software)' started by wraptoor, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. wraptoor

    wraptoor Guest

    I was running my SAS programs on my local hard drive(C:\ drive) and my
    data is located in that temporary directory. It seems like my local
    hard drive is really running very low on space. But it is able to run
    with 10 gigs of data perfectly. So in order to prevent this, I changed
    the temp directory to a new hard drive(D:\ drive), changing the temp
    directory to point to this new drive. This new drive has about 80 gigs
    of free storage. Every time I run the programs with the temp file in
    the new drive, it crashes at 4 gigs, the same amount of bytes every
    time. How come SAS only allows the new drive to contain 4 gigs and
    prints out the message "Disk full - Out of Resources"? Thanks for your
    wraptoor, Jan 5, 2005
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  2. wraptoor

    Roger Lustig Guest

    Dear Wraptoor:

    What operating system are we talking about? If it's Win98, consider
    that 4GB=2^32 bytes.

    Roger Lustig, Jan 5, 2005
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  3. wraptoor

    wraptoor Guest

    Yes, I changed the temp drive from C:\Temp\SAS Temporary Files to
    D:\Temp\SAS Temporary files. It prompts me an icon box: Out of
    Resources: 1.) Retry 2.)Halt datastep 3.)Terminate the SAS System. In
    the SAS log, it has Error: File
    xxxx.xxx data may be damaged.

    Jack, how do i reply to SAS-L. Thanks.
    wraptoor, Jan 5, 2005
  4. Are you by any chance creating a single 'temp' file, which then causes
    the OS to choke at 4G ? If so, then you are most likely running up
    the OS limit, rather than a SAS limit.

    David L. Cassell, Jan 5, 2005
  5. Is it formatted as FAT32 or NTFS? FAT32 has a 4 GB limit for any
    particular file. Yesterday however, I truly ran out of disk space
    with a 47 GB file on an NTFS disk.
    Carl Kaufmann, Jan 5, 2005
  6. wraptoor

    wraptoor Guest

    I did format as FAT32, how do I format it as NTFS? Thanks.

    wraptoor, Jan 5, 2005
  7. Rather than reformat (and lose everything on the drive), you can convert
    from FAT32 to NTFS. How you do that depends on whether you're using
    NT, 2000, or XP. You should be able to find out the appropriate
    procedure from the system help. I've never had a conversion lose
    anything, but it is still a good idea to backup the drive.

    Carl Kaufmann, Jan 5, 2005
  8. wraptoor

    wraptoor Guest

    Thanks, Carl. It worked.
    wraptoor, Jan 6, 2005
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