3 Replies Latest reply on Sep 22, 2010 10:49 AM by relayer77

    runtime DATs and normal DATs

    relayer77

      From the release notes on the patch 3 for VSE 8.7:

       

      " In some situations, the product switches over to using the normal copy of the DAT files, instead of the runtime DATs: "

       

      What is the difference between the two?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: runtime DATs and normal DATs
          rmetzger

          relayer77 wrote:

           

          From the release notes on the patch 3 for VSE 8.7:

           

          " In some situations, the product switches over to using the normal copy of the DAT files, instead of the runtime DATs: "

           

          What is the difference between the two?

          The Runtime DAT is Optimized for high local performance. It is a rebuild (as some might say) of the normal DAT files, so that the memory and CPU resources needed to operate are balanced for best performance.

           

          The Normal copy of DAT files are much simpler in format with optimization designed for downloads of daily incremental files (signatures). So, downloading the normal DAT updates has a priority of using as little bandwidth as needed, but is not well optimized for local performance.

           

          In it's simplest form:

          Normal DAT = Faster download

          Runtime DAT = Faster system

           

          Hope this helps.

          Ron Metzger

          • 2. Re: runtime DATs and normal DATs
            relayer77

            Thanks, great answer.

            • 3. Re: runtime DATs and normal DATs
              rmetzger

              Your Welcome, and Good Luck.

               

              Ron Metzger