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From Ian Hobson <>
Subject Re: view file growing too large
Date Sat, 11 Feb 2012 19:16:05 GMT
On 10/02/2012 15:48, C J wrote:
> The view file for my database is growing ten times faster than my database.
> View compaction recovers much of this used space, but I'd like to minimize
> how often I run view compaction.
This is just a guess.

IIRC updating the view has to write a new block for  each view that has 
new data, even if that is only 1byte.

Blocks are quite large (16K? - I forget).  Compaction will recover this 
wasted space.

I would try updating the view rather less often. Say once every 20 
minutes, not every 10 seconds. Then
each update has more data and less wasted space.



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