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Not enough space on disk error message

[2020-10-16 14:47:33]
User636141 - Posts: 13 | Ending Date: 2020-11-21
Hello,
I've been dealing with this for months. I have the contract ESU20 loading and taking all of my RAM. What can I do to delete this symbol or is there some other way to free up disk space so I don't have this problem?
Really just interested in 30 days back on my ES profile.\
Thank you
[2020-10-16 15:00:49]
John - SC Support - Posts: 3011 | Ending Date: 2020-10-31
Refer to the following for how to free up space:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/ChartDataFiles.html#CleaningUpOldSymbols
[2020-10-16 16:47:46]
User636141 - Posts: 13 | Ending Date: 2020-11-21
where do you find the quote board?
[2020-10-16 16:48:59]
John - SC Support - Posts: 3011 | Ending Date: 2020-10-31
Refer to the following:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/GettingQuotes.html
[2020-10-16 17:38:43]
User636141 - Posts: 13 | Ending Date: 2020-11-21
Is there something else besides the quote board that I can do to decrease load?
I think it may have to do with an automatic rollover of symbol that I need to uncheck?

ESU20 is from how long ago? I delete it from my data drive but that does not help, it's over 2,000,000 KB after loading...
[2020-10-16 18:16:43]
John - SC Support - Posts: 3011 | Ending Date: 2020-10-31
Everything you need to know is in the section we linked to.

As to the ESU20 file, it depends on whether you are using a Continuous Contract or not. If you are not, then you can safely remove previous contract files that you are not actively watching. Refer to the information here:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/ContinuousFuturesContractCharts.html

You can find the monthly codes for the CME Group futures here:
https://www.cmegroup.com/month-codes.html
[2020-10-16 18:35:23]
User636141 - Posts: 13 | Ending Date: 2020-11-21
SO if I am understanding this correctly, if you have continuous futures contract chosen it will load data all the way back to the beginning of the Sept ES contract regardless of what I have in terms of days to be displayed. For example, tho I choose 30 days to displays if I have continuous contract checked then it will load back to June (when the Sept rollover would've taken place for ESU20). If I only need to see the last 30 days or so then I should choose "none" rather than continuous? would this fix it? what are the disadvantages of not using continuous just that you need to manually roll over and can only see as far back as the current front month contract or?

Thank you!
[2020-10-16 18:42:59]
John - SC Support - Posts: 3011 | Ending Date: 2020-10-31
Sort of. If you have a Continuous Contract, it is going to download the data that is needed to cover the amount of time that you have defined in the setting Max Historical Intraday Days to Load. Refer to the information for this setting here:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/DataSourceSettings.php#MaxHistoricalIntradayDaysToDownload

If you do not use a Continuous Contract, then you will only see the data for the current front month when you have that symbol loaded. Depending on how you view your data, this could work for you or not. We really can't say. So you will need to determine if you need the previous contract or not.
[2020-10-18 20:21:55]
User636141 - Posts: 13 | Ending Date: 2020-11-21
Hi
I'm still unable to load charts as it is giving me the same error message.

This is what the data file looks like:

ESU20.scid 10/18/2020 1:15PM SCID File 2,053,989 KB

I have 1GB Ram HP Desktop. I've been managing to erase scid and charts to bring it down on any given week and gotten by for months but now I can't even load charts when markets are closed(as I am trying to do now). I literally have just one profile chart up and that won't load without getting error message. I don't run anything but sierra on this trading machine so confused why it is maxing out on every try now.

Any other ideas?

Thank you
Arjuna
[2020-10-18 22:04:05]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 90742 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
The first thing to do is to set the Intraday Data Storage Time Unit to about 10 Seconds or higher:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/DataSourceSettings.php#IntradayDataStorageTimeUnit

Might be best to use 1 Minute for now.

And then delete all of the Intraday data files following these instructions:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/ChartDataFiles.html#DeletingChartDataFile

And then fresh data will be downloaded in the larger time unit after when the Chartbooks are opened.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2020-10-18 22:04:29
[2020-10-21 16:58:41]
bradh - Posts: 417 | Ending Date: 2020-11-15
I have 1GB Ram HP Desktop

That seems like a pretty small amount of memory for Sierra Chart. Are you running 32 bit Windows?

ESU20.scid 10/18/2020 1:15PM SCID File 2,053,989 KB

It appears you could be running into the 2GB memory limit of a Windows 32 process. With less memory installed than is needed, Windows spends most of its time paging from RAM to Disk, which really slows things down.

Have you considered upgrading your memory? Or getting a new(er) PC? You should look for at least 8GB of RAM.

Changing the Intraday Data Storage Time Unit will help you get by, but your performance will still be limited by the amount of RAM.
[2020-10-22 06:12:02]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 90742 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
A Windows computer really should have at least 16 GB of memory.
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[2020-10-22 14:14:12]
User636141 - Posts: 13 | Ending Date: 2020-11-21
I think I am confusing memory with storage. The machine is about a year old HP Pavillion Desktop 595 (about $800 new). It has a 1GB HD.
Thoughts?
[2020-10-23 09:13:45]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 90742 | Ending Date: 2021-04-05
Probably the drive is a 1 terabyte drive not a gigabyte. You really should get a dedicated solid-state drive instead for Sierra Chart:
https://www.sierrachart.com/index.php?page=doc/helpdetails30.html#SolidStateDrives

We recommend a 500 GB size.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2020-10-23 09:14:07

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