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Error: Raster buffer too small

Error Message

When loading rasters into ArcSDE and setting the tile size, the following error appears:

"Raster buffer too small"

Cause

The specified tile size exceeds the RASTERBUFSIZE. The default is 102400 bytes.

Solution or Workaround

Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the SDEHOME\etc\giomgr.defs file.
  2. Set RASTERBUFSIZE to a value large enough to accommodate the desired tile size. The value is in bytes.

    Note:
    The documentation on setting the RASTERBUFSIZE is located on page 35 of "Managing ArcSDE Services (ArcSDE 8.x)" or from the Web help topic ArcSDE initialization parameters in the ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server Web Help.