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faq:dbsize [2013/04/01 18:49]
Colin Liebenrood [Reorganising Databases]
faq:dbsize [2018/08/30 00:19] (current)
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 ==== Moving to Larger Versions ==== ==== Moving to Larger Versions ====
  
 +=== Using the Database Utility ===
 +See [[utilities:​dbutil|Pedigree Database Utility]] for details.
 === Using PediTree === === Using PediTree ===
  
   - Export your existing database as a //GEDCOM 4 Pedigree// file.   - Export your existing database as a //GEDCOM 4 Pedigree// file.
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   - Create a new empty database from your existing database. You can choose from five different maximum sizes from 1Mb (standard) up to 9Mb.   - Create a new empty database from your existing database. You can choose from five different maximum sizes from 1Mb (standard) up to 9Mb.
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   - Import the GEDCOM file.   - Import the GEDCOM file.
  
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   - Export your existing database as a GEDCOM file.   - Export your existing database as a GEDCOM file.
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   - Create a new empty database from your existing database. </li>   - Create a new empty database from your existing database. </li>
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   - Convert the empty database to the large (or huge) format.   - Convert the empty database to the large (or huge) format.
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   - Arrange for Pedigree to run it large or huge mode.   - Arrange for Pedigree to run it large or huge mode.
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   - Import the GEDCOM file and create the indexes.   - Import the GEDCOM file and create the indexes.
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 Step 3 involves renaming the new empty database. Standard Pedigree databases are named e.g. foo.ped - Step 3 involves renaming the new empty database. Standard Pedigree databases are named e.g. foo.ped -
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 the filetype PED denotes the standard version. Large databases have filetype PDG, e.g. foo.pdg; huge databases have the filetype PED denotes the standard version. Large databases have filetype PDG, e.g. foo.pdg; huge databases have
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 filetype PDH, e.g. foo.pdh. The procedure is set out below. filetype PDH, e.g. foo.pdh. The procedure is set out below.
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 | After creating the new empty database, exit Pedigree. Using Windows Explorer (press **Start**+**E**),​ navigate to the folder containing the new empty database and click on the folder (e.g. foo.ped) to select it. Pause, then click again to select the name of the folder (or press key F2), edit the filetype to **pdg** or **pdh** as required and press the Enter key to finish. | {{faq:​rename.gif}} | | After creating the new empty database, exit Pedigree. Using Windows Explorer (press **Start**+**E**),​ navigate to the folder containing the new empty database and click on the folder (e.g. foo.ped) to select it. Pause, then click again to select the name of the folder (or press key F2), edit the filetype to **pdg** or **pdh** as required and press the Enter key to finish. | {{faq:​rename.gif}} |
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 For step 4, you need to create a new shortcut to Pedigree. For step 4, you need to create a new shortcut to Pedigree.
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 First start Windows Explorer (press **Start**+**E**),​ find the Pedigree folder and click First start Windows Explorer (press **Start**+**E**),​ find the Pedigree folder and click
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 on it to open it. on it to open it.
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 Look in the right-hand pane for file Pedigree.exe. If the .exe doesn'​t show, then there will be several entries called Pedigree; Look in the right-hand pane for file Pedigree.exe. If the .exe doesn'​t show, then there will be several entries called Pedigree;
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 look for the one of type '​Application'​. Click on this icon, hold down the left mouse button and drag it onto the desktop visible look for the one of type '​Application'​. Click on this icon, hold down the left mouse button and drag it onto the desktop visible
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 behind the Explorer window. Release the mouse button, thus creating a shortcut titled **Shortcut to Pedigree**. behind the Explorer window. Release the mouse button, thus creating a shortcut titled **Shortcut to Pedigree**.
  
 Press F2 and edit this title to **Pedigree (large)** (or **Pedigree (huge)**), press Press F2 and edit this title to **Pedigree (large)** (or **Pedigree (huge)**), press
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 Enter to finish. Enter to finish.
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 | Right-click,​ choose Properties, choose the Program tab and edit the command line to add **/large** for a large database (as opposite), **/huge** for a huge database. Click OK. |{{faq:​pedlarge.gif}}| | Right-click,​ choose Properties, choose the Program tab and edit the command line to add **/large** for a large database (as opposite), **/huge** for a huge database. Click OK. |{{faq:​pedlarge.gif}}|
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