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I had to go and watch TV. It was awful! :(
Originally posted by Neteru:
I had to go and watch TV. It was awful! :( 7:02 in the morning? I'm wondering what you were doing that time. I know tlr is an owl, but you...? :D
I didn't notice anything http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
All the threads were re-indexed. Post counts updated. Member stat files updated. The last time I performed this action was about a year ago. It took an hour back then. Last night it took 4.5 hrs!!! I thought it would never end!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif
What is the point of doing it? Or the advantages really.
It's quite an intensive process, but required for large forums. When threads are first posted to the forum, a search index is updated, and member stat files tagged with last post/all post flags for member searches, keyword searches... etc.
However, when threads are removed or edited, the search or member stat files are not updated, which leave residual data that - over a period of time - begins returning inaccurate search results.
The maintenance performed last nigh re-indexes and rebuilds all the files from scratch, replacing old data with new data (i.e. edited posts... last post counts.. etc)
Ah, I spose I just figured that happened automatically.
It's too extensive a process to happen automatically. On busy forums, such as this one, it would virtually crash the server after every post.
That would be a pain. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
Originally posted by ELEN:
7:02 in the morning? I'm wondering what you were doing that time. I know tlr is an owl, but you...? :D LOL, I'm an owl too Elen, most often. Actually, TV was so appalling I watched a DVD I just bought instead. Beverly Hills Cop. Oh I so love 80's films. Like tlr I've been on a DVD buying spree too. Well, there's been so many good offers in the shops here lately. :D
I was forced to do school work. It was the most productive 4.5 hours of my school year!
Would you consider re-indexing for a few hours every night around exam time? http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/clown.gif
Originally posted by Neteru:
Like tlr I've been on a DVD buying spree too. Well, there's been so many good offers in the shops here lately. :D Indeed! Are you in the UK? HMV and Virgin are doing 3 for £20 atm, with most of the old classics thrown in.
Yes I'm in UK, but no Virgin or HMV here :( WHSmiths just had a three for £18, as did Sainsbury's and Woolworth's. All at the same time! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/jumper.gif Now it's just Woolies with 2 for £12. Um, I bought quite a few and like you, have to, um, slow down. :D
I made me a list of what I've got. Wanna see?
Aw gwan :D Let's see what a shopoholic you really have been!
Also in my town, incredible sales. Hundreds of excellent dvd's. I quickly bought 3 movies, then i fled away from the tempation of buying a pile.
MALENA - Giuseppe Tornatore. 5.99 euro's
ORIGINAL SIN - with Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. 5.99 euro's
LEAVING LAS VEGAS. - with Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. 2,50 euro's.
Well I've been very tempted lately and succumbed Joseph. But don't worry, and think we are both moderate. You should see tlr's list http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif He puts us to shame. :D
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