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From: Va7aqd
To: Digital Man
Date: 2019-06-01 16:14:18
Subject: Changing message base options

  Re: Changing message base options
  By: Digital Man to Va7aqd on Sat Jun 01 2019 02:11 pm

 > You can't go from Hyper-allocation to another storage method without
deleting the message base data files. From the SCFG F1 help
 > screen:

OK - I have found that some have been created with Fast Allocation for some
reason (I think on the default/stock setup they were all Hyper Allocation),
so I'll have to see what the state of them is and possibly just give them a
try.  Probably not a big deal to lose some message data currently.

 >  > - When turning on message base compression, is there any way to
have Synchro compress everything in the message base that's
 >  > already there?
 > No.
 > There is no option to compress the messages already stored and
frankly, that feature (LZH compressed message bases) is kind of
 > obsolete today, not often used, and likely to go away in the future.

Man, that's too bad as I think it's awesome that the feature is even there.
Perhaps on most systems the storage space available is going to be larger
than any (current) message base storage requirements would ever require...
but, the fact that one can still reduce the storage size by 50%(ish?) just
means that even if one had a crazy big BBS, they can store twice as much
message base data as someone without the compression option.

Or, did you mean by 'go away' you'd replace it with something that could
compress even better?  ;-)

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