Re: Access 97 db gone wild - help!

Scott Lagos ( )
Wed, 15 Jul 1998 12:32:42 -0400

We were running in to the same problem and as a matter of fact we still do
to a certain degree.

What we did is export the Calls table to a seperate database and have it
linked to the primary database. The only problem we have found with this
is that we have to run RADIUS on the same server as the DB because Access
does not support UNCs in the Link table function. (maybe it does but we
didnt check that closely)

The clear answer is move to SQL and thats what we are in the process of
doing now. I'm not sure if SQL will bloat the same way, but I suspect not.


At 04:25 PM 7/14/98 -0400, you wrote:
>We upgraded 7 days ago to RadiusNT 2.5.124. Access DB size was 12 MB +/- as
>we cleaned out most prior call records. All was going well until today.
>When unable to enter clients, the techs checked the db and it was over 1 GB
>in size. (It didn't grow much over the first few days we watched it) Went
>to repair and compact the db, repair failed saying the db had reached a
>maximum size. Compact failed returning an error, "Radius97 isn't an index
>in this table. Look at the indexes collection of the TableDef object to
>determine the valied index names." We can no longer open this Radius db.
>Just switched to a back-up copy and all is running fine again. Would like
>to know why this happened and how, if possible, we could open the db to
>retrieve calls info.
>Please don't say switch to MSQL, my answer is we will, but one thing at a
>time. ;->
>Michael G. Minnich, President Access Visions Corporation
>Voice: 937.593.7177 x.126 Fax: 937.592.4165