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Number of files #167042 10/25/2006 3:18 AM
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Hiya,

I'm running UBB Classic 6.7.1 and have to prune regularly due to the huge number of files it generates (believe it or not my host has a max limit of 30K files!). I'm guessing that Classic creates a file for each post (or is it each topic)?

Anyway, does Threads have better file management (whatever) than this?

Thanks!

Re: Number of files [Re: Willzter] #167044 10/25/2006 3:29 AM
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Yes - it is MySQL based, so far far fewer files (all script). Your only limit might be if your host restricts your MySQL database size - if they do then it might be time to relocate. All your limits should really relate to overall disk usage including email, files, databases, stats etc. Never come across a file limit before.

Re: Number of files [Re: Ian] #167083 10/25/2006 2:33 PM
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I have come accross a file limit before; IMO you should transfer to a more serious host; restricting sites on files is horrendous for an established site...

Though moving to a MySQL based forum (Like UBB.Threads) from a flat file based forum (Like UBB.Classic) is the first step, but likely your host will have a MySQL size limit in place as well.


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Re: Number of files [Re: Ian] #167084 10/25/2006 2:34 PM
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UBB.classic stored its data in flat files - 1 per member, 1 per topic in each forum, etc.

UBB.threads v6 & v7 both mainly store their scripts and config on disk. The topics, members, etc are stored in the DB.

I know that v7 does have a few files generated during operation (sessions, templates/compile). Keep in mind that enabling uploads and logging will increase the number of files that are required to operate your forums.

Re: Number of files [Re: Ron M] #167087 10/25/2006 2:38 PM
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Yes, but you're able to limit the size and ammount of log files as well wink...

Its also good to note that UBB.Threads7 has a cache which will also create additional files to speed up operations...


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Re: Number of files [Re: Gizmo] #167088 10/25/2006 2:39 PM
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Between the two of us, we'll get the right answer wink

Re: Number of files [Re: Ron M] #167091 10/25/2006 2:59 PM
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or a larger postcount lol


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Re: Number of files [Re: Gizmo] #167107 10/25/2006 7:55 PM
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Thanks guys,

I think you've answered my question! I agree about the host, Hostway (30,000 file limit!). Moving is a such a hassle though!

I now need to decide to go for Threads or look around for a more Web 2.0 sort of community package. I'd like something like groupee.com but they don't sell it. ANy suggestions gratefully received!

Re: Number of files [Re: Willzter] #167112 10/25/2006 10:07 PM
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A good rule of thumb is to search your webhost on webhostingtalk.com as you can find reviews on a ton of webhosts.

Myself, I'd look at a new host and go with ubb.threads wink...


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Re: Number of files [Re: Gizmo] #167123 10/26/2006 8:40 AM
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Another good place to check out webhosting, especially people with experience on UBB, check out http://www.ubbdev.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/postlist/Board/10

Re: Number of files [Re: Ron M] #167133 10/26/2006 2:26 PM
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You know, generally I post that thread with the webhostingtalk.com url lol


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