Does the database affect system performance?

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burgundy
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Does the database affect system performance?

Post by burgundy » Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:06 pm

Hello. I am not clear what the Everything database is.

(Q1) If the database checkbox is enabled for a particular volume in Options then does this mean Everything will create its own database containing info for all files on that volume?

(Q2) Does the "Monitor Changes" setting mean that Everything can track all name changes to files and update its database in real time?

(Q3) Could either of these options cause the PC to become less responsive or lose a bit of performance?

Thank you for any info.

therube
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Re: Does the database affect system performance?

Post by therube » Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:45 pm


David
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Re: Does the database affect system performance?

Post by David » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:01 am

(Q1) If the database checkbox is enabled for a particular volume in Options then does this mean Everything will create its own database containing info for all files on that volume?
Yes, "Everything" creates a single database containing information for all volumes, files and folders that you have included.
(Q2) Does the "Monitor Changes" setting mean that Everything can track all name changes to files and update its database in real time?
Yes, even when "Everything" is not running.
The NTFS driver will continue to log file and folder changes when "Everything" is not running.
"Everything" will use this log to update it's database the next time you run it.
(Q3) Could either of these options cause the PC to become less responsive or lose a bit of performance?
"Everything"'s impact on your PC responsiveness and performance should be minimal and unnoticeable.
There might be a performance hit when "Everything" updates in response to a folder rename that has several thousand subfolders and files.

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Re: Does the database affect system performance?

Post by rando » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:35 pm

Does the NTFS driver take part of Windows Content Indexing?

If I disable Content indexing Service to index a disk (in windows - my computer) will Everything still work?

therube
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Re: Does the database affect system performance?

Post by therube » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:57 pm

Yes, Everything will still work.

rando
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Re: Does the database affect system performance?

Post by rando » Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:00 pm

therube wrote:Yes, Everything will still work.
if we don't use windows search, we can disable Content indexing Service isn't it?

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Re: Does the database affect system performance?

Post by David » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:13 am

if we don't use windows search, we can disable Content indexing Service isn't it?
Yes, the NTFS USN Change Journal and Windows Content Indexing are two completely different things.
You can disable the Windows Indexing Service and "Everytihng" will still function.

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Re: Does the database affect system performance?

Post by rando » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:20 am

David wrote:
if we don't use windows search, we can disable Content indexing Service isn't it?
Yes, the NTFS USN Change Journal and Windows Content Indexing are two completely different things.
You can disable the Windows Indexing Service and "Everytihng" will still function.
What does not work any more (except windows search)?

I have heard many times that windows indexing service consumes CPU. :)

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Re: Does the database affect system performance?

Post by David » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:48 pm

What does not work any more (except windows search)
Only Windows search as far as I know..

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Re: Does the database affect system performance?

Post by rando » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:07 am

David wrote:
What does not work any more (except windows search)
Only Windows search as far as I know..
Thank you David.

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