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6 days ago
7 days ago
Anonymous
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Using rsync backup utility (snapback2) which uses hard links to decrease
size of backup. Recoll seems to follow hard links so, in my case, the index
size for a 1.5 gb backup is 5.8 gb!! Is it possible to prevent recoll from
following hard links?

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  • medoc
    medoc
    7 days ago

    This would be quite complicated to do. Why don't you exclude the backup area from the index ?

     
    • Anonymous
      Anonymous
      7 days ago

      thanks for the v. quick reply - I feared it would be hard.
      I wanted to index backed up email on a secondary
      index ...

       
  • medoc
    medoc
    6 days ago

    Ok, I can see the usefulness in indexing backups actually. I had not thought of it, but sometimes it's hard to find where in the backups is the thing you're looking for. This is a very valid request, but as I said, also a difficult issue (esp. since it's quite possible that backups will have millions of hard links). Keeping this open, but it's more a subject of reflexion and long term project than something I can fix overnight.

     

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