BOUNCE htdig: Admin request


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Subject: Help With Redundant? Files
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     I am hoping that someone will be able to help me save a little space.
     
     After my last successful rundig indexing process finished the contents
     of my htdig/db directory are as follows:
     
     -rw-r--r-- 1 root other 864655675 Jun 7 09:04 db.docdb
     -rw-r--r-- 1 root other 68338245 Jun 7 08:07 db.docs.index
     -rw-r--r-- 1 root other 893519027 Jun 6 23:01 db.wordlist
     -rw-r--r-- 1 root other 784094108 Jun 6 23:00 db.words.gdbm
     
     The four db.* files total 2.6GB and I also have to maintain a second
     copy of them in another directory to which I create symbolic links so
     that htsearch will not fail whilst the indexing routine is in process
     - last time it took 43 hours and even over the weekend I cannot have
     the search unavailable for that long.
     
     It has been suggested to me that htsearch only uses db.words.gdbm and
     db.docs.index and that I can safely delete db.docdb and db.wordlist
     once htmerge has finished.
     
     Does anyone know if this is true? If so I could free up 3.5GB of my
     disk (including the backup copies) which would be very welcome.
     
     If deleting these files will stop me from doing an incremental dig I
     don't care as I always start from scratch anyway. The incremental dig
     always fails with a memory error (probably not enough of it) but the
     regular dig works OK.
     
     Thanks in advance for your help,
     
     Paul Lucas
     Frost & Sullivan
     Mountain View, California



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