[Box Backup] Boxbackup deleted directories
boxbackup at fluffy.co.uk
Wed Mar 29 14:56:17 BST 2006
On 28 Mar 2006, at 16:41, Peter wrote:
> tis 2006-03-28 klockan 13:41 +0100 skrev Ben Summers:
>> On 28 Mar 2006, at 09:02, Peter wrote:
>>>> A 33Mb directory listing seems a little unlikely to me.
>>>> So, what's odd about your client? Have you really got a directory
>>>> with many thousands of files in it?
>>>> It's possible you're hitting an edge case we need to revisit in the
>>>> next version, but this does need further investigation.
>>> I wouldn't say it's impossible, these are home-folders for a
>>> company, and I know they store a LOT, both in size and numbers of
>> Can you find out for sure?
> After some searching I found one directory where
> 'ls -1 | wc -l' = 8178, all of them regular files.
> It takes up only 35mb of diskspace though.
> Is this likely to cause a problem?
> bbackupd consumes about 99% of the cpu, so it's busy doing something.
Yes, this is likely to cause your problem.
>>> Just let me know if there is anything else you need, like more
>>> log entries or testing some configuration changes, cause right
>>> now I'm
>>> not sure how to proceed myself.
>> Currently my best guess is that you're backing up a directory with a
>> huge number of files in it, and Box Backup is not as efficient as it
>> should be in situations like that.
> Any ideas for how this will be adressed in the next version (if at
0.11 will just neaten up the existing stuff, especially the Windows
side of things. In the version after that, I want to radically
overhaul this part of the software. So by replacing this directory
searching code with new code, essentially.
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