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imported Feature Class size

Question asked by D.E.Smith99 on Oct 30, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2013 by mboeringa2010

I have a contour feature class stored in a file geodatabase. when looking at the contents tab of the geodatabase in ArcCatalog i see that the size of the file is 4GB.

I am attempting to store this data in an SDE database (SQL Server Express 2008 R2, so a 10GB limit). When I import the data (either using feature class to feature class, right-click > Import, or creating a blank feature class and loading it) the mdf file bloats to 10 GB and it fails to import.

Why does this 4 GB file bloat and blow up my SDE database? is there a way i can import this contour data set into my SDE instance?

Any thoughts, suggestion, or guidance is greatly appreciated.