Critical : Error thrown trying to generate overviews

Discussion created by minerjoe Champion on May 28, 2010
Latest reply on Dec 6, 2011 by mojapelosj

I am having what is a a pretty critical issue.  I have a service I am creating which is pretty big, although in the end still a prototype of the final service we are planning (hoping) to creating.  When I try to generate the derived images it is blowing up saying that it runs out of memory.

[ServiceEditor.ServiceBuilder.ExportDiDefFile : 0020FF] Error: A critical failure occurred while performing this action...
System.OutOfMemoryException: Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown.

Just to give an idea of scale we are trying to build 2,688 SOs.  There are 21,500 source image files which are about 1.5TB.  Also to give an idea there are another 3 sets of images of equal size that we want to include in the service.

I jacked up the page file to 8 GB on top of the 2 GB of RAM (this is a development setup not production specs).  I guess I am wondering is there a way I could know what type of memory will be required?  Is my only option to try and build selected sets of the service overviews, if so is there a way to compute how big these sets can be?