[greenstone-users] restriction on number of collections?

From Colin Murfett
DateFri, 15 Sep 2006 12:40:04 +1000
Subject [greenstone-users] restriction on number of collections?
Greetings all,

Is there a restriction on the number of collections you can service from
one Greenstone installation? Does anyone have experience with servicing
a large number of collections, say 30? Does having multiple collections
rather than one consolidated collection dramatically slow searching?

I read the archives and there is mention here and there of multiple
collections, but not in this way.

I am looking to set up one collection per day, six days per week with
all data from before the Current Month being in one 'master' collection.
At the end of the Current Month, the Current Month's 30-odd collections
would be added to the master, and we start again with a new Current
month. So I would have 32 collections maximum in theory.

This will stop re-building the total collection on a daily basis to
reduce file transfer size and time to the server- time is important as
we have a so-so link and the rebuild makes all collections off-line for
the duration.