[greenstone-users] Collection size anomaly

From Diego Spano
DateThu Aug 26 01:43:56 2010
Subject [greenstone-users] Collection size anomaly
In-Reply-To (3178-10-2-0-68-1282693524-squirrel-10-2-0-68)
Steve, the way Greenstone stores all objects and indexes is the same as
other applications do. If you import a 2 MB PDF, then you will have 2 MB in
import folder, 2 MB in archive (after import process), 2 MB in indexassoc
(after buildcol process), and a few more KB (the full text index).
Greenstone relays on operating system. Sometimes Windows is not good
retrieving file sizes and free space (in other features too!!!). Perhaps you
can install a third party software to get the correct values for disk space.

Try this: http://www.glenn.delahoy.com/software/files/DiskAnalyser201.zip

It is very easy to install.

Hope this helps.

Diego Spano
Prodigio Consultores
Bernardo de Irigoyen N? 1114 2?B
Capital Federal - Argentina
Tel: (54 11) 5093-5313

-----Mensaje original-----
De: greenstone-users-bounces@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz
[mailto:greenstone-users-bounces@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz] En nombre de Steve
Enviado el: Martes, 24 de Agosto de 2010 08:45 p.m.
Para: greenstone-users@list.scms.waikato.ac.nz
Asunto: [greenstone-users] Collection size anomaly

Should one expect anomalies when checking the total size of a Greenstone
collection, perhaps particularly in a Windows environment? I have a
Greenstone 2.82 collection which, according to Windows file manager, is
larger than the total space-in-use on the drive on which Greenstone

I built the collection on a Windows XP desktop machine. The size of the
collection displays as 145 gig (on the property sheet for the named
collection folder, inside the collect folder.) The computer contains one
160 gig disk, which shows 90 gig as being free and 70 gig in use.

The 4982 import files. in 780 folders, in this Greenstone collection
occupy 46 gig. I am getting ready to move this collection to a Linux
development server for testing prior to deployment on a live Linux server.
An accurate take on collection size is obviously important. Am I missing
something about the way Greenstone organizes files on Windows systems?

I would appreciate any pointers or comments, on or off list. I did not
find this subject in the mailing list archives.

Steve Johnson
Systems Coordinator/Management Team
Alaska Resources Library & Information Services (ARLIS)

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