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#1 Tyleulen

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 04:07 PM

We are having an issue with the sort files that ProIV is writing to the data directory. Since the default data directory is being sync'd up to the backup server, every time we run a report we are generating an immense amount of network traffic. Is there a way to change where these sort files get written to? If we put them in a temp directory that wasn't getting sync'd it should cut down on the network traffic.

#2 Joseph Bove

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 04:13 PM

Tyleulen,

IF Windows:

PROTEMP=directory your want (in pro4.ini)

If Unix:

make your active directory be the place where you want the files to be. Use PROPATH and PRODATA to set your ProIV data directory.

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 04:22 PM

Well, we WANT to back up the data, I was just hoping we could have only the sort files go somewhere else...

#4 Joseph Bove

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Posted 07 September 2006 - 07:48 PM

Tyleulen,

Well, we WANT to back up the data, I was just hoping we could have only the sort files go somewhere else...


The directions I gave you should let you setup a different directory for the PROTEMP directory - thereby putting your sort files in a different location than your data.

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#5 Chris Mackenzie

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 07:21 AM

If Unix:

make your active directory be the place where you want the files to be. Use PROPATH and PRODATA to set your ProIV data directory.

Huh? Y not use PROTEMP on 'nix ?
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Posted 08 September 2006 - 05:39 PM

Chris,

Huh? Y not use PROTEMP on 'nix ?


Never tried. Our Unix scripts were setup about 8 years ago... They've been working fine - so we haven't messed with them!

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 11:33 AM

Chris,

Huh? Y not use PROTEMP on 'nix ?


Never tried. Our Unix scripts were setup about 8 years ago... They've been working fine - so we haven't messed with them!

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Fine. You don't know the diffs betwen the two.

Why suggest there's a difference in behaviour
between windoze and unix which doesn't exist?

don't you think that would be a bit misleading?

As if there aren't enough genuine issues to deal with...
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Posted 11 September 2006 - 02:45 PM

Chris,

What's with the flaming?

I was just trying to give someone a working solution.

Regards,

Joseph

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 10:36 AM

Chris,

What's with the flaming?

I was just trying to give someone a working solution.

Regards,

Joseph

Call it flaming if you will. Maybe you don't like being corrected?
I don't like disinformation - that's all. Your posts often have
useful stuff that I don't know but I've seen times when things
have been posted with authority when they are not correct.

And i'm enough of an Asshole to point these things out.


nothing personal.
HAND.

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#10 Joseph Bove

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 02:45 PM

Chris,

Maybe you don't like being corrected?


I have no problem with being corrected. I quite often tell people that I reserve the right to be wrong.

Besides which, posting anything on a public forum opens one up to correction or even rebuke.

I have devoted a significant amount of time to this forum because I believe that it is my and my company's best interest to have a vibrant ProIV community. Also, it is in our best interest to have a good source for researching out issues with ProIV.

As far as I can see, the ProIV forum is nothing but a net gain for Northgate. Programmers help out programmers and if there is incorrect information, it can be corrected... simply: example: FYI: Using PROTEMP will work on Unix circa ProIV version whatever.

I especially took your last two posts as a flaming because according to your stats, you are a representative of Northgate which makes me one of your clients... If you would like to discuss this further, I suggest we take it offline. These are my last public comments on the matter.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 04:01 PM

Chris,


I especially took your last two posts as a flaming because according to your stats, you are a representative of Northgate


According to the stats I work for Northgate.
This is a large company I do not work for Pro-IV.

Anything said by me here is entirely
down to me and is not representative of
Northgate. In fact, now you've pointed
that out I'll have to resort to posting
anonymously.

thanks for that. You clearly do have a problem
with being corrected. You consider it flaming.

You have a funny def of flaming. I re-read
what I wrote and thought it a polite rebuke.


WTF

Edited by Chris Mackenzie, 12 September 2006 - 04:04 PM.

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#12 John Hamlin

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 04:50 PM

Joseph:

I've felt for a very long time that your posts on this site are a big help and want to thank you for the time I know you put in. I wouldn't mess with scripts that continue to work either. As Mr. MacKenzie points out there are too many other "genuine" issues to deal with. Please don't let the exchanges on this thread cause you to cut back the help you do provide.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 06:19 PM

John,

Please don't let the exchanges on this thread cause you to cut back the help you do provide.


As long as I see proivrc as in my and my company's best interests, I'll be glad to help ProIV programmers anywhere I can.

Regards,

Joseph

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 04:28 AM

Chris,

I have to side with Joseph on this one. Your post was a bit harsh. Why was a "polite rebuke" necessary? And as for your statement that Joseph has "a problem being corrected" - I happen to know Joseph personally and that is definitely not the case.

Joseph: Members know how much time and effort you put into this forum. Thanks and keep it up.

Lew

Edited by Lewis Mccabe, 13 September 2006 - 04:29 AM.


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Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:43 PM

Regardless of whether one considers a particular posting to be misleading, incomplete, or otherwise erroneous, anybody using a forum such as this one should understand that solutions suggested by other posters come with no guarantee. They should be considered guideposts, not comprehensive blueprints. What works for one person on their system may or may not work elsewhere, and nothing should be taked as gospel. It is the responsibility of the individual programmer to ensure that suggested solutions are appropriate for their system.

That said, I also want to express my appreciation for the time and effort that everyone devotes to keeping this board going, starting with Rob and right down to the usual suspects. Although I rarely have an opportunity to post suggested solutions (developing in VMS green screen here, so kind of a black sheep), many of your postings have been very enlightening. I have put quite a few of your suggestions and ideas (including a few of Joseph's) to practical use.

It is in all of our best interests to keep this forum as viable - and congenial - as possible! :p



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