Index files larger than 2GB!?

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Anonymous
2013-02-25
2013-03-04

  • Anonymous
    2013-02-25

    Hello all,

    congratulations for Kiwix! It is a really great project!
    Unfortunately I faced a problem: I downloaded the english and german pre-indexed Wikipedia files. Everything is nice and smooth, but I would like to put it onto an USB-stick to make it portable. Normally USB-sticks have a FAT32 filesystem on it, which is the reason for the ZIM-files split into several 2GB chunks. BUT the index files are much larger. One of the english index files is 7.5GB, which doesn't fit into FAT32 at all. Is there any way to also split the index files?

    Best regards,
    Marc

     
  • Hi Marc

    Yes, this is a problem we know about... The only solution I can propose to you for now is to reformat your USB flash drive using NTFS (which allows large files). NTFS is almost everywhere supported now, so you should not have any problem to read.

    Hope this helps.

    Kind regards
    Emmanuel

     

  • Anonymous
    2013-03-04

    Thank you. I did that and everything works fine. But I noticed, that the write rate of the USB stick with NTFS is roughly half of that with FAT32 :-( I'll try to figure out why...

     
  • Great :)

     


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