Is Defragmenting the Same as Compacting in a Database?

Answer No. Defragmenting a database moves the data so that it occupies one physical location on the hard drive, while compacting it reduces the amount of wasted space to make the data file smaller. Both o... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Is Defragmenting the Same as Compacting in a Da...

Is defragmenting the same as compacting?

Defragmenting refers to the process of moving computer files so they are sequential on the hard disk. Compacting is the process of compressing files such that they require less disk space. While bo... Read More »

Gaia Online is telling me "database-error: not connected to a database." What do I do?

Knowing Gaia, somebody probably tripped over a server cord or something. Everything will go back to normal after they get back from their coffee break/laser tag match and plug it back in.

Do you need database management software to create a database environment?

On One Hand: It Depends on the Database ModelThe database schemata you wish to use will determine if you need database management software. MySQL databases, based on a popular open-source relationa... Read More »

Outlook Express: Compacting Failed?

Microsoft Outlook Express is a free email client that is a core feature of the earlier versions of Microsoft Windows, such as Microsoft Windows XP. With a "Compacting Failed" error in Outlook Expre... Read More »