Sitecopy questions

Joe Orton joe at
Tue Oct 13 16:03:19 EDT 2009

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 03:25:29PM -0400, Saunders, Joel wrote:
> I ran the debug but with a list option vs. the update option... It still
> sat there for 20 min and in the end put nothing in the log.
> Here's the stats that you were asking for:
> #files : > 79,000		(some going back to 1/04)
> Size   : over 9.4 gb
> I imagine that this is the real issue.... Need to discuss purging with
> the users, I guess. 
> Would like a --verbose option to see what it's doing at all times,
> though.  Also, if I can't reduce the files right away, it would be good
> to be able to up the timeout in some fashion.

Um, yeah, that's quite big.  sitecopy is not designed to manage a site 
that large, it has some exponential-time list scanning routines which 
might be taking up your 20 minutes, if not disk access.

I presume you are not using "state checksum" on this site? That would 
have to read all 9.4 GB of content every sitecopy invocation too.

The only other thing I could recommend would be to try partitioning the 
site across several rcfile entries so sitecopy has less to manage per 

Regards, Joe

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