I am running spatial modelling software that uses an Access database to store data needed for the computation. Each model run, data is loaded into the model from a Microsoft Access 2010 database using an SQL query and the Jet Database Engine 4.0. The connection between the software and the database is made with ODBC.
I need to run the model for thousands of locations, but after tens of model runs I get the error: “[ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Not enough space on temporary disk”. After restarting the model, the computation runs ok for the same query and data set, but I quickly get the error again. The amount of data that is loaded differs per model run, with a maximum of ~30.000 records. When loading in only small datasets of max. 1000 records, the error does not occur.
The following did not work:
- increasing the MaxLocksPerFile in the windows registry
- increasing the MaxBufferSize
- Compacting and repairing the .mdb file
- there is enough space on my temporary disk
Interestingly, I did not have any problems with the same model on my old system (32-bit Windows XP). Only on this computer (64-bit Windows 7, 16 Gb RAM) the error occurs. The modelling software is 32-bit, and the ODBC connection is set with odbcad32.exe in “c:\Windows\SysWOW64\” directory. It seems there is a memory leak in the Windows7 version, as the same model and data works fine on an older Windows XP computer with less memory. Any ideas are greatly appreciated!