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Indexing content... About 23 days... [message #438] Sun, 30 October 2016 22:09 Go to next message
jonathanalix via foxt
Messages: 51
Registered: May 2019
Member
Hello!

First of all, my first test with foxtrot (with only some data) impressed me
really! This is exactly what I was searching for! Especially the
functionality to index my NAS.

So after my first test I wanted to index my NAS with about 700 GB data.
These data contains pictures as tiff, jpg etc, illustration as ai, eps
etc, documents like doc, txt, rft etc. mails as emlx, pdfs, indesign,
photoshop... etc. (graphic designer files).

The first step indexing was quite fast. But when starting indexing the
content it's getting slow... really slow! And at the moment it's telling me
it would take about 23 days (slowly getting more). But i can see (because
of the "filex of"-status and in the log), it's working. Is there any way to
speed up this process? At the moment I do it with WLAN. Could this be "the
break"? Should I exclude some kind of files from content indexing which are
"typically" for this problem? Or should I "just wait"?

Thank you in advance for help!
Re: Indexing content... About 23 days... [message #439 is a reply to message #438] Sun, 30 October 2016 23:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CTM info
Messages: 156
Registered: September 2009
Senior Member
Sir,

Thank you for evaluating FoxTrot Professional.

My first impression is that you are throwing a bit too much information to be indexed in one go on your specific configuration. Suggest that, as you are experimeting, you create three or four indexes (from FoxTrot Pro’s Manage Indices…) window each with a portion of your data. This will let you better analyze which folders index quickly and which do not.

The following factors are essential in building indices:

- CPU speed
- Number of CPU cores. If you have several indices, each index creation or update will make optimal use of a pair of cores
- i/o speed to access the data to be indexed. If you want to see if I/O speed the issue, try and copy the 700GB or a part thereof to an SSD or fast local hard disk and compare indexing speeds when from the SSD or fast local hard disk and from the NAS

You can also launch FoxTrot Pro while holding the option and command keys pressed and select “Manage Metadata Importers”. From there, select only the essential importers for your data, leaving the other types off. Then rebuild an index. Especially turn off third-party metadata importers which may be slow in extracting text from their file types.

Finally, I suggest that the follow-up to your issue be done via support e-mail (use the help menu “Send a message to FoxTrot Pro support”) rather than to the discussion group.

Kind regards,

jean michel/ctm qa

> On Oct 30, 2016, at 10:09 PM, 'evil hinko' via foxtrot-search wrote:
>
> Hello!
>
> First of all, my first test with foxtrot (with only some data) impressed me really! This is exactly what I was searching for! Especially the functionality to index my NAS.
>
> So after my first test I wanted to index my NAS with about 700 GB data. These data contains pictures as tiff, jpg etc, illustration as ai, eps etc, documents like doc, txt, rft etc. mails as emlx, pdfs, indesign, photoshop... etc. (graphic designer files).
>
> The first step indexing was quite fast. But when starting indexing the content it's getting slow... really slow! And at the moment it's telling me it would take about 23 days (slowly getting more). But i can see (because of the "filex of"-status and in the log), it's working. Is there any way to speed up this process? At the moment I do it with WLAN. Could this be "the break"? Should I exclude some kind of files from content indexing which are "typically" for this problem? Or should I "just wait"?
>
> Thank you in advance for help!
>
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Re: Indexing content... About 23 days... [message #440 is a reply to message #439] Mon, 31 October 2016 11:50 Go to previous message
jonathanalix via foxt
Messages: 51
Registered: May 2019
Member
hello jean michel!

great!! thank you so much for your answer. this helped a lot! the "trick"
to create more indexes worked perfect! now i'm happy and will purchase the
program.

kind regards,
ivo

Am Sonntag, 30. Oktober 2016 23:53:11 UTC+1 schrieb foxtrot-search:
>
> Sir,
>
> Thank you for evaluating FoxTrot Professional.
>
> My first impression is that you are throwing a bit too much information to
> be indexed in one go on your specific configuration. Suggest that, as you
> are experimeting, you create three or four indexes (from FoxTrot Pro’s
> Manage Indices…) window each with a portion of your data. This will let you
> better analyze which folders index quickly and which do not.
>
> The following factors are essential in building indices:
>
> - CPU speed
> - Number of CPU cores. If you have several indices, each index creation or
> update will make optimal use of a pair of cores
> - i/o speed to access the data to be indexed. If you want to see if I/O
> speed the issue, try and copy the 700GB or a part thereof to an SSD or fast
> local hard disk and compare indexing speeds when from the SSD or fast local
> hard disk and from the NAS
>
> You can also launch FoxTrot Pro while holding the option and command keys
> pressed and select “Manage Metadata Importers”. From there, select only the
> essential importers for your data, leaving the other types off. Then
> rebuild an index. Especially turn off third-party metadata importers which
> may be slow in extracting text from their file types.
>
> Finally, I suggest that the follow-up to your issue be done via support
> e-mail (use the help menu “Send a message to FoxTrot Pro support”) rather
> than to the discussion group.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> jean michel/ctm qa
>
> On Oct 30, 2016, at 10:09 PM, 'evil hinko' via foxtrot-search foxtrot...@googlegroups.com > wrote:
>
> Hello!
>
> First of all, my first test with foxtrot (with only some data) impressed
> me really! This is exactly what I was searching for! Especially the
> functionality to index my NAS.
>
> So after my first test I wanted to index my NAS with about 700 GB data.
> These data contains pictures as tiff, jpg etc, illustration as ai, eps
> etc, documents like doc, txt, rft etc. mails as emlx, pdfs, indesign,
> photoshop... etc. (graphic designer files).
>
> The first step indexing was quite fast. But when starting indexing the
> content it's getting slow... really slow! And at the moment it's telling me
> it would take about 23 days (slowly getting more). But i can see (because
> of the "filex of"-status and in the log), it's working. Is there any way to
> speed up this process? At the moment I do it with WLAN. Could this be "the
> break"? Should I exclude some kind of files from content indexing which are
> "typically" for this problem? Or should I "just wait"?
>
> Thank you in advance for help!
>
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