Indexing...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by movabi, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. movabi macrumors member

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    #1
    is it safe to index large amounts of files? I have a folder of 34,971 files (all graphics). I want to index this folder, but I heard that there was some bug where you could lose all data or something if crashes.

    I'm running 10.3.2

    One more thing, is journaling safe? does it slow down finder operations?
     
  2. FattyMembrane macrumors 6502a

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    indexing pictures would be pointless, indexing just allows you to conduct in-text searches of text/richtext/pdf files from the "file>find" command. i think the data loss you're talking about was a bug in filevault, not content indexing. journaling is safe, safer than non journaling actually. i used journaling in 10.2 and 10.3 on a 5400 and a 7200 drive and saw no slow downs anywhere. 10.3 turns journaling on by default, so it's probably already enabled.
     
  3. movabi thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm just thought that it might speed the finder up.... It takes my folder of images 3-4 of finder beachball to list contents of that directory. Will indexing speed that up?
     
  4. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

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    sorry, but what exactly is journaling?
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Journaling, on Mac OS X, is a process whereby the structure of disk volumes and folders' changes are recorded. This allows a much quicker rebuild to the last safe point of change (deletions/additions).

    There is no file content journaling.
     

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