Controlling database size

Databases whose size is monitored and minimized show increased performance: database operations require less I/O and fewer CPU resources; view rebuilding and updating is quicker; and memory and disk space allocation is improved.

The maximum database size is 64GB on Microsoft™ Windows™ and UNIX™. Use the following methods to minimize and monitor the size of databases:

  • Compact databases
  • Set database size quotas to prevent databases from growing beyond a specified size
  • Delete inactive documents using the document archiving tool or using agents
  • Set database performance properties that also reduce database size
  • Use replication settings to limit the size of a replica by replicating to it only what's necessary
  • When limiting the contents of a replica, decrease the database purge interval to remove deletion stubs more often
  • Disable the default user activity recording in databases
  • Disable soft deletions in databases