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Re: Big repositories with a Windows server

From: Mark Phippard <markp_at_softlanding.com>
Date: 2005-12-23 21:41:21 CET

egoots <egoots@gmail.com> wrote on 12/23/2005 03:37:34 PM:

> > See:
> >
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-
> us/prkc_fil_punq.asp
> >
> > A relevant quote:
> > "If you have a large number of files (300,000 or more) in a folder,
and the
> > files have long file names with the same initial characters, the time
> > required to create the files increases. The increase occurs because
NTFS
> > bases the short file name on the first six characters of the long file
name.
> > In folders with more than 300,000 files, the short file names start to
> > conflict after NTFS uses all of the 8.3 names that are similar to the
long
> > file names. Repeated conflicts between a generated short file name and
> > existing short file names cause NTFS to regenerate the short file name
from
> > 6 to 8 times."
> >
>
> If this is the only cause of the "slowdown", then you could speed it
> up by turnning off short file name generation on NTFS. See:
>
> http://www.microsoft.
>
com/resources/documentation/Windows/2000/server/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?
>
url=/resources/documentation/Windows/2000/server/reskit/en-us/regentry/28231.asp
>
> I would be interested to know if someone has tested this out?

Given that the repository format doesn't use any long file names, it seems
like this wouldn't be needed or any issue.

Mark

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