[Zope] Re: Mysterious data.fs increase

Danny Bloemendaal Danny.Bloemendaal at companion.nl
Thu May 13 03:19:06 EDT 2004

That's an interesting idea but hard to search for. I'll remember it for when
it happens again.
Point is that I exported all my content to an older version of the database
with the same products and skins installed. After the import, indexing goes
as expected without the bloat....

"Michael Haubenwallner" <michael at d2m.at> wrote in message
news:c7u6k1$ips$1 at sea.gmane.org...
> Danny Bloemendaal wrote:
> > Well, I noticed what was the culprit. It turned out that portal_catalog
> > turned into a 'tumor'. When I export the catalog it results in a 195Mb
> > while a few days earlier it was only a few Mbs. For some reason it
> > grew many times larger than all my content together while hardly any new
> > content was added. Reindexing took ages. About 1000+x longer than normal
> > 70seconds). Now it took almost an hour to reindex my content. So then I
> > decided to tried I cleared all indexes. I then tried to let it recreate
> > indexes (Find tab) but that took ages too. In fact it never finished (I
> > stopped it eventually). So that didn't work.
> >
> > Then I got a backup from a few days old. I exported all my content from
> > tumorous database and imported it into the backup version (after first
> > removing the existing content). Then I let it reindex the portal_catalog
> > the backup version and then things were back to normal again. It took
> > 70seconds to reindex and the database was about 45Mb.
> >
> > I have no idea why the catalog suddenly got into this state and why it
> > about 2 minutes to save plone content (reindexing the object) and why it
> > took one hour for a full reindex. Right now my database is ok again but
> > really freaks me out!!!
> > At that point I realized again how much of a black box the zope database
> > actually is and I really keep my fingers crossed that nothing more
> > will happen.
> >
> > Danny
> >
> >
> do you have a folder outside portal_skins that has the same id as a
> folder under portal_skins?
> i once experienced a similar problem. when i inspected some of the
> objects i finally found the reason  -  for every object in this folder a
> complete folder_contents listing was indexed (and within it again every
> single object) and stored into the objects index. this took ages to
> index and blowed up to a 100 times the size of my ususal portal_catalog.
> renaming the folder solved the problems immediately.
> afaik this has been reported only another time to the ml before.
> -- 
> michael
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