Add some life to your TS2000i System

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Old Aug 2, 2012, 2:12am   #1
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Add some life to your TS2000i System

Several months back I received an e-mail from someone whose TS2000i system had crashed and a little investigation showed that the Global Server had tried to exceed the maximum limit of 4 GB on one of the GS files. The only option at that time was to delete some of the data on that file which he did.

In the days that followed I wondered if it would be possible to re-distribute symbol data to other GS files and what we now have come up with will add a few more years of life to TS2000i. Not only can we now re-distribute symbol data to other GS files but we can increase the number of GS files to any number between 10 and 95 which almost completely eliminates the GS data storage issue. Also, another big TS2000i problem has been made much better and that is the time it takes to re-index the GS after a crash. As can be seen from the IDX Speed Image Link, re-index speed is very fast for small GS files and very slow for large GS files. Using 95 GS files makes a lot of small files which makes a drastic improvement in GS re-index time.

IDX Speed Image Link: https://www.box.com/s/21c02c433188ed7d77d9

The fellow I have been working with ran the new symbol re-distributed 95 GS file system for a full week and said this:

"The first full week with the 95 file structure. All went well. I had another catastrophic computer crash and when I reloaded, it took 11 minutes for it to re index. (It turns out that one of the air conditioning units in our Florida home had stopped working. When my son went to try to restart the now frozen computer, he discovered that it was about 100 degrees in the room where my computer "farm" is located, and they were overheating. Now, the ac is fixed!)

The program loads fast and is lightening quick. Even in a "fast market" I have no lag on the bar's printing, a notable problem with the ES and NQ in Trade Station 9.1, the latest version. I trade an account through TS 9 platform, so I have it running all the time. But, I look to TS 2000i for up to date data, since it does not "hang" as TS 9 does.

Again, thanks for your work. Please let me know if I can provide any follow up info to you to assist you in getting this awesome work out there to the TS 2000i user community."

Did you notice he said 11 minutes to re-index? Not bad when several hours was normal in the past.

Anyhow, I am now providing two free utilities (Ts2Ki Unfrag) which was previously licensed on a per PC basis and a new utility (Ts2Ki Profile & Edit) which shows all data in the GS and not just the data which the Ts2ki Symbol List has symbols for. Another utility re-configures the GS data set and must be run on a user by user basis from "thumbnail" GS structure data provided by the Ts2ki Profile & Edit utility. Since re-configuring the GS must be done on a user by user basis I will need to charge a nominal fee which I will base upon the amount of interest there is in this new ability.

The Ts2Ki Unfrag utility may be downloaded from the following link:
https://www.box.com/s/ff2f195c4b11ff1402f6

The Ts2Ki Profile & Edit utility may be downloaded from the following link:
https://www.box.com/s/d447919e696437a898e5

Note that these utilities were designed to be run on XP or slightly earlier operating systems so if you are running Windows 7 with the Global Server running on a Virtual PC running Windows XP then these utilities must be installed on the same Virtual PC drive.

If you need any more information, please contact: Scott_Systems@RoadRunner.com

Best regards,

~Bob Scott
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