Re: New to Metop

Alan Sewards

David and Geoffrey,
I don't think Geoffrey is taking as much data in as you on Feenix. I take Met9, Metop A and N19, RSS and AVHRR and have never used more than the 128 MB mentioned. Current value is 59 MB after a while of running. I'm just telling him what works for me and the settings needed to achieve that.

Best regards - Alan S

On 23/02/2011 12:36 PM, David J Taylor wrote:
After installing the software, you set it up by going into Device
Manager and selecting RAMdisk, where you can set the Drive letter, drive
size and other parameters (I use B:, 128MB, FAT and the defaults).

I hope I have given you enough information to get started with the
RAMdisk. If you choose drive letter B:, don't forget to put this in
recv.ini: file_database_directory=B:\receiving in the [locations]
section together with file_database_size=118000000 in the [parameters]
section at the end.

Good luck - Alan S

Good to hear your recommendation for some other RAMdisk software. Current
recommendations from EUMETSAT are for 300MB of RAMdisk, which would then
allow a setting of


in the recv.ini, allowing a little margin (300MB is 314,572,800 bytes, the
the disk structures take a little space). If the RAMdisk can only be set
to 256MB, then use


and remember to count the number of zeroes! You can see what I've needed
on my own system taking Meteosat-9, EARS AVHRR, MODIS-L1 and Metop/N19
world-wide AVHRR/GAC data here:

As you can see, after a restart on Saturday, it's already up to 153MB, and
did get up to near the 300MB limit during the snows of early December and
late January.

Alan Sewards
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