[greenstone-users] Associated Files Storage

From Lost Samoan (Corporate)
DateSat, 22 Jul 2006 14:18:30 +1000
Subject [greenstone-users] Associated Files Storage

Greetings All,


I have (as an example) a collection with 2 of HTML pages.  Both pages have associated files, both embedded in the HTML and as links (audio files).


I place the 2 HTML files and ALL their associated files in a local directory, say c:\storage.  If I ‘gather’ just the HTML files then none of the associated files are available to the collections pages.  If I ‘gather’ the complete directory c:\storage all the collection pages embedded and linked files work fine, but: I then have the associated files located in the c:\~\{collection_name}\import\storage\ directory AND in the c:\~\{collection_name}\inex\assoc\HASHxxxx\ directory, doubling the storage required.  After any ‘create’ the files are also archived tripling the storage space.


If I then remove the associated files from c:\~\{collection_name}\import\storage, the collection pages will not work after any complete or incremental ‘create’.


The real library is incrementally built six days per week with 30 new HTML pages and associated audio files (in three formats) to say 6 of those.  This ‘triple’ storage acquaints to 54Mb for the audio files in lieu of the base 18Mb.  Over one Year this is an extra 11Gb.


Question 1) Am I doing something wrong with the ‘gather’, or the files associations within the HTML pages?

Question 2) I know I can delete the ‘archive’ HASHxxxx folders and all still works- but is there an associated risk doing this?


I have re-read all the manuals and checked the users archive, but cannot find an answer.


Thank you for your consideration.



Colin J. Murfett