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    grglsn NNTP User

    Default huge meta.db problem in laptop


    Howdy everyone,

    Just wondering about what happened the last few days. Several times I
    found that my laptop was running a very high temperature, and the
    culprit was "virtuoso" on the system activity gui. So I would stop
    virtuoso, and/or log out of kde and then log back in, and things would
    seem to go along fine for a few hours. Then it would start up again.
    When I would hover the mouse over nepomuk in the system tray, it would
    say "File index service is not running."

    The last time it did this, I finally decided to go into nepomuk in the
    system settings and disable the nepomuk file indexer and the nepomuk
    email indexer. I had it indexing emails because I have been running mail
    to see if I like it. So I am wondering if this has something to do with
    kmail, because if I were only running thunderbird, I would not need the
    email indexer to be running.

    In any case, this morning before work I was going to check the latest
    news, and I opened up firefox and got this message that there was a
    problem with firefox security because my hard drive was full. So I
    checked the hard drive, and I found that the last 18 gigs that I had
    empty had been filled up. When I looked to see what it was, it was this:

    On /home/george/.cache/tracker, the following files show up:

    Code:
    george@linux-o3ef:~/.cache/tracker> ls -l
    total 18452444
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users          11 Sep 26 20:17 db-locale.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users           2 Sep 26 20:17 db-version.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users           6 Sep 26 20:40 first-index.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users          10 Sep 26 20:40 last-crawl.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users 18884642816 Dec  3 18:27 meta.db
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users       32768 Dec  3 18:30 meta.db-shm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users    10240000 Dec  3 18:29 meta.db-wal
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users          11 Sep 26 20:17
    miner-applications-locale.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users           0 Dec  2 16:49
    no-need-mtime-check.txt.A4EVOW
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users           0 Oct 10 21:20
    no-need-mtime-check.txt.CEPBMW
    -rw-r--r-- 1 george users      352020 Sep 26 20:17 ontologies.gvdb
    So you see that meta.db is huge.

    So what is the general advice here? Should I delete this meta.db
    database? Or are there some other ideas out there?

    George

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    Default Re: huge meta.db problem in laptop

    On 2012-12-04 11:41, grglsn wrote:
    > So you see that meta.db is huge.
    >
    > So what is the general advice here? Should I delete this meta.db
    > database? Or are there some other ideas out there?


    I would log out, then log in text mode, delete that entire directory,
    and then log back into your gui, so that it is created again. Hopfully,
    it will not get that big again.

    If it does, there is some bug that makes tracker grow in that
    uncontrolled manner which you can report in bugzilla.


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    Default Re: huge meta.db problem in laptop

    I run "bleachbit" daily to remove those big db files :-)
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    Default Re: huge meta.db problem in laptop

    On 2012-12-04 20:26, vazhavandan wrote:
    >
    > I run "bleachbit" daily to remove those big db files :-)


    But then the search feature will not work, and he wants it.

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    grglsn NNTP User

    Default Re: huge meta.db problem in laptop

    On 12/04/2012 09:48 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2012-12-04 11:41, grglsn wrote:
    >> So you see that meta.db is huge.
    >>
    >> So what is the general advice here? Should I delete this meta.db
    >> database? Or are there some other ideas out there?

    >
    > I would log out, then log in text mode, delete that entire directory,
    > and then log back into your gui, so that it is created again. Hopfully,
    > it will not get that big again.
    >
    > If it does, there is some bug that makes tracker grow in that
    > uncontrolled manner which you can report in bugzilla.
    >
    >


    Thanks, Carlos. I will do exactly that and let you know how it goes.

    George

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