The updatedb database on my debian (squeeze) server is quite slow.
- where is the database located
- how can I view its content and find out if there are some paths with useless stuff, that I could add to the prunepaths?
- how can I prune all paths that contain
- why don't the files get excluded, I defined in
/etc/updatedb.conf looks like this:
... # filesystems which are pruned from updatedb database PRUNEFS="NFS nfs nfs4 afs binfmt_misc proc smbfs autofs iso9660 ncpfs coda devpts ftpfs devfs mfs shfs sysfs cifs lustre_lite tmpfs usbfs udf" export PRUNEFS # paths which are pruned from updatedb database PRUNEPATHS="/tmp /usr/tmp /var/tmp /afs /amd /alex /var/spool /sfs /media /var/backups/rsnapshot /var/mod_pagespeed/" ...
- The locate database is in
locate /will list all files and directories in the database (I looked through the results by exporting it in a file:
locate />/tmp/locatedb.txt, download this txt-file and find large amount of useless stuff)