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    jdd NNTP User

    Default Baloo takes 18Gb in my home...

    I didn't notice slowing caused by baloo, but just now noticed it took 18Gb in the file folder (under .local).

    That said, I stopped the index in kde config and the file folder desapeared, so now I can't anymore see where was all this taken.

    Is there a way to restrict the use of baloo? Selecting by folder is a bit raw.

    but at first, how is it possible to have such hudge index?

    thanks
    jdd
    openSUSE 13.2 64b

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    Default Re: Baloo takes 18Gb in my home...

    On my machine the proportions are Akonadi: 193; local-mail: 146; baloo: 74.5; so baloo is about half the size of local-mail. It looks as if something is going wrong on your system.

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    jdd NNTP User

    Default Re: Baloo takes 18Gb in my home...

    I resetted the search 2 or three hours ago and here what I get in the "file" foilder:

    Code:
    total 7,7G
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users  46M  1 févr. 20:40 fileMap.sqlite3
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users 128K  1 févr. 20:40 fileMap.sqlite3-shm
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users  13M  1 févr. 20:40 fileMap.sqlite3-wal
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users    0  2 févr. 00:01 flintlock
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users   28  1 févr. 20:39 iamchert
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users    0  2 févr. 00:01 ll.txt
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users  78K  2 févr. 00:01 position.baseA
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users 4,9G  2 févr. 00:01 position.DB
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users  19K  2 févr. 00:01 postlist.baseA
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users 1,2G  2 févr. 00:01 postlist.DB
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users  217  2 févr. 00:01 record.baseA
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users  13M  2 févr. 00:01 record.DB
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users  10K  2 févr. 00:01 termlist.baseA
    -rw-r--r-- 1 jdd users 634M  2 févr. 00:01 termlist.DB
    already 7.7Gb!

    jdd

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    Default Re: Baloo takes 18Gb in my home...

    You should be able to set what folders you want indexed. DON'T index the whole machine.

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    jdd NNTP User

    Default [solved] Re: Baloo takes 18Gb in my home...

    I guess I have found the solution here:

    https://community.kde.org/Baloo/Configuration#Only_index_Files_Names


    for me, index the files names is sufficient, so:

    Only index Files Names
    [General]
    only basic indexing=true

    notice the rc file is not in the said place, but in:

    Code:
    .kde4/share/config/baloofilerc
    hopefully this will set the baloo indexes much lower

    thanks
    jdd

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    Default Re: Baloo takes 18Gb in my home...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdd View Post
    Is there a way to restrict the use of baloo? Selecting by folder is a bit raw.
    You could install the "advanced" baloo settings module:
    http://software.opensuse.org/package/baloo_kcm

    This is basically a port of the old Nepomuk settings module, which allows to configure the same things.
    (the baloo file indexer does support the same options as Nepomuk did, but the KCM got stripped down to the lowest level)

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    jdd NNTP User

    Default Re: Baloo takes 18Gb in my home...

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    You could install the "advanced" baloo settings module:
    http://software.opensuse.org/package/baloo_kcm

    This is basically a port of the old Nepomuk settings module, which allows to configure the same things.
    (the baloo file indexer does support the same options as Nepomuk did, but the KCM got stripped down to the lowest level)
    well, I just installed this utility, but it do not show up in the menu (nor in an xterm). May be after restarting kde, but I have a (long) copy operation in work :-). See later.

    that said editing a config file is ok for me (but may be not for everybody)

    thanks
    jdd

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    Default Re: Baloo takes 18Gb in my home...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdd View Post
    well, I just installed this utility, but it do not show up in the menu (nor in an xterm).
    It should show up in KDE's Systemsettings ("Configure Desktop").
    It is a KCM (KDE Configuration Module), not an application on its own.

    You can launch it from a shell/xterm via:
    Code:
    kcmshell4 baloofileadv

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    jdd NNTP User

    Default Re: Baloo takes 18Gb in my home...

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    It should show up in KDE's Systemsettings ("Configure Desktop").
    It is a KCM (KDE Configuration Module), not an application on its own.

    You can launch it from a shell/xterm via:
    Code:
    kcmshell4 baloofileadv

    ok, seen "desktop search advanced" in kde config.

    still no mean to restrict at filename search in it.

    I'm now at 4Gb for my home

    thanks
    jdd

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    Default Re: Baloo takes 18Gb in my home...

    Quote Originally Posted by jdd View Post
    still no mean to restrict at filename search in it.
    No, but you can exactly configure what folders to include and exclude, and you can exclude files matching a certain pattern or filetype (i.e. all the stuff you could configure in Nepomuk's settings module).

    I have no idea whether it will index the file _name_ for excluded files though (if they are in indexed folders, if not they will definitely not be indexed at all).

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