Problems with BLAST formatdb
gwilliam at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Mon Nov 15 05:39:21 EST 1999
I wonder if anyone can help me:
We format our own BLAST databases and are interested in working with formatdb's
new '-v' option.
It is not clear what number should be used for the -v option. With a
database of about 4 Mb, any number greater than 1 seems to produce one
What should the number be?
The greater problem is that when I try to use formatdb on a database of
size greater than 2 Gb (actually 2.1 Gb) it gives the following report
in formatdb.log and the index files are created with zero size.
Version 2.0.10 [Aug-26-1999]
Started database file "htg"
NOTE: CoreLib [002.003] FileOpen("htg","r") failed
I am using the executable for Solaris (version 2.0.10), as provided on
NCBI's FTP site, on a SUN Enterprise 6000 running Solaris 2.7
Has anyone has any success in using formatdb on SUNs with files over 2 Gb?
Gary Williams Tel: +44 1223 494522 Fax: +44 1223 494512
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