Device requirements

The size and number of Adaptive Server devices depend on the following constraints:

When you install Adaptive Server, the program creates a .dat file in the /data directory of the Sybase installation directory. To use a .dat file as a database device, you can either use the default /sybase/data directory, or create a device and a directory in which to store it. Mac OS X places the devices in /Applications/Sybase/System/device.