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RE: http method v. file system method Performance

From: <jim_brannan(at)>
Date: Fri Feb 18 2000 - 15:09:10 GMT

what does "- the titles are from index1" mean?  does this really
mean the stuff in index 2 is useless?  Maybe I do not know what
"titles" refers to - my first thought was the html title....


-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2000 02:24
Subject: FW: [SWISH-E] RE: http method v. file system method Performance

Merging indexes

You can merge with "swish-e -M index1 index2 merged_index". I noticed 2   
- the titles are from index1
- all keywords of index1 and index2 will be present
So it can be okay for an update, but a full re-indexing would remove the   
deleted keywords.

You would do it this way:
"swish-e -M update_index old_index new_index"

It's also possible to merge multiple indexes in one time.


-----Original Message-----
From: JIM BRANNAN /HP-Roseville,om4   
Sent: 18 février 2000 06:47
Cc: JIM BRANNAN /HP-Roseville,om4
Subject: [SWISH-E] RE: http method v. file system method Performance


I have completed a performance test indexing 18000 HTML files.
Here's the data. This is FYI.

server: HPUX  K460  4Way,  2GB memory
disk: Nike array, RAID5, 64MB cache

ncsa_httpd web server

swish-e can index  42 docs/minute on this same server via http
swish-e can index 110 docs/minute on this same server via file sys

The 42 docs per min test was done off hours - system was reasonable quiet.
The 110 docs per minutes was done during the business day and saw peaks
of 150 docs per minute.

So, I'm switching to file sys access.  No I have to figure out how to
identify and index the new files and then just merge the indexes.

Received on Fri Feb 18 10:12:47 2000