User File Size Limit

This topic details how to modify the file size limit for files on your system so that it meets Vertica requirements. The installer reports this issue with the identifier: S0100.

The installer automatically configures the correct setting if the default value does not meet system requirements. If there is an issue setting this value, or you have used the --no-system-configuration argument to the installer and the current setting is incorrect, then the installer reports this as an issue.

The file size limit for the dbadmin user must not be reduced via user limits and must be set to unlimited.

All Systems

To manually set the file size limit:

  1. Run ulimit -f as the dbadmin user to determine the current limit.
  2. If the limit is not unlimited, then edit/add the following line to /etc/security/limits.conf. Replace dbadmin with your database admin user.
dbadmin -       fsize      unlimited