Sitecopy questions

Saunders, Joel Joel.Saunders at
Tue Oct 13 16:06:47 EDT 2009

I can break it down into 30 or more sites.  If I do allsites though with
30 sites, it would do them one at a time, correct?

Timeout and verbose options would still be nice.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Orton [mailto:joe at] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 4:03 PM
To: Saunders, Joel
Cc: sitecopy at
Subject: Re: Sitecopy questions

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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