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Re: File-System optimization

From: Bill Moseley <moseley(at)>
Date: Wed Oct 18 2006 - 18:57:49 GMT
On Wed, Oct 18, 2006 at 11:03:23AM -0700, brad miele wrote:
> hi,
> we currently use fs to index our stuff, this is because we are already 
> dumping xml for every record in our database.
> my question is, is it faster to break the directory up into sub 
> directories? right now, we have one directory called IDX that has all 
> 900K+ files in it. it takes a very long time for swish-e to move from the 
> "Checking dir" phase to the actual indexing phase. "a very long time" is 
> not really quantifiable right now since we generally don't see it 
> happening and i am just noticing because i am running things manually 
> today. it has been sitting at this stage for about 1.5 hours so far.
> so should i try breaking the directory up into sub directories?

Depends on your file system.  But I'd probably break it up into
smaller directories.

Bill Moseley

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Received on Wed Oct 18 11:57:59 2006