How to estimate how much the database files will grow in size based on number of records added
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Since the database growth is affected by the amount of data tracked on each record, which can vary greatly, we cannot provide an accurate estimate for how much the database will grow in size when adding new records.
Some factors affecting the database size for different organizations are the number of memberships, events, or that gifts could be mainly pledges or recurring gifts.
For a database to be about 2 GB in size, there will be approximately 200,000 - 500,000 records (Gifts + Constituents). This is highly speculative, thus the large range in number of records.