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Re: listing a huge amount of file on one file system



On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:04:50AM -0500, Esquivel, Vicente wrote:
> I wouldn't need it if it weren't for a problem that we were having with
> our Veritas Netbackup server not being able to backup this specific
> server.  So the Veritas support folks wanted to get a listing of the
> files in that directory.

You might want to tell netBackup to not sort the directory.  See this
posting:

http://mailman.eng.auburn.edu/pipermail/veritas-bu/2005-January/026439.html

I haven't tried it, but since you're talking to the Veritas folks
anyway, you can ask them about it.

I guess I don't need to tell you that fixing your application to not put
2M files in a single directory should be on your developer's todo
list... This falls in the category of "if it hurts, don't do that".

        .../Ed

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> > [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of 
> > McDougall, Marshall (FSH)
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 11:00 AM
> > To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
> > Subject: RE: listing a huge amount of file on one file system
> > 
> > "One of our servers that is running on RHEL 4, has a 
> > directory that contains over 2 millions files in it and growing"
> > 
> > Silly question:
> > 
> > If the directory has over 2,000,000 files in it, why would 
> > you want to do an ls -l?  Is there something more specific 
> > that you are trying to accomplish with a file listing?
> > 
> > Regards, Marshall
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