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Gerd

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What is IM5 doing, when I'm nothing doing ....
« on: August 13, 2013, 09:17:42 PM »
Hi,

after I started IM5 this evening, I saved the log-file. Now, after 1 hour, I did nothing in IM5, I saved again the log-file and now it becomes bigger from 600 kb to 900 kb ...

With what is IM5 busy? there is nothing to do ???? Maybe someone can explain ... may be some settings for loking automatic for something in IM5?

Attached the two log-files.

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Gerd


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« Last Edit: August 13, 2013, 10:12:37 PM by Gerd »
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Mario

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Re: What is IM5 doing, when I'm nothing doing ....
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2013, 09:20:13 AM »
IMatch performs many things in the background, especially when the user is doing nothing and the system is "idle".
Collection updates, index updates, calculating the contents of data-driven categories, database optimizations. Basically everything that gets in the way.
It also performs folder scans when it receives notice from Windows about changes made to folders you have indexed in IMatch. And since Windows also does work when the user is idle (e.g. file system updates, defrag, thumbnail database updates for Explorer) this can happen fairly often.

You have set the log to debug mode (which is good for a Beta). This makes IMatch write very much information, even for repeating procedures like checking queues, memory state and whatnot. During your idle period, the folder

H:/xbeb/D/Canon/EOS/2010/09/2010-09-22/

was updated, so IMatch checked for new, removed and updated files. This causes all kinds of other activity, like collection updates, category updates and similar. This explains why our log file is growing.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2013, 09:23:20 AM by Mario »

Gerd

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Re: What is IM5 doing, when I'm nothing doing ....
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2013, 10:56:55 AM »
Dear Mario,

thanks for the explanation!

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Gerd
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