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by dbague
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Error: database disk image is malformed
Replies: 16
Views: 12437

Re: Error: database disk image is malformed

I was late to read your reply. This is sound, to separate settings from hash cache. The hash cache is, in my mind, the interesting bit where not everything has to be recomputed (or alternatively, one can go from smaller scope of drive "surface" to bigger, i often go from very restricted to wider, to...
by dbague
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Error: database disk image is malformed
Replies: 16
Views: 12437

Re: Error: database disk image is malformed

My best guess is that: There is a master database that is opened in read-only mode at the start of each scan. Any new items found during a scan are added to a fresh session database. After the scan is complete, the session database is merged into the master database and then deleted. The master dat...
by dbague
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Error: database disk image is malformed
Replies: 16
Views: 12437

Re: Error: database disk image is malformed

The database will still persist between sessions - there won't be any difference to the user! I am also not sure, how to understand a fresh database each time that persists. the advantage of the persistent database, is that files with hashes or prehashes (fasthashes?) already computed (i assume, it...
by dbague
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Error: database disk image is malformed
Replies: 16
Views: 12437

Re: Error: database disk image is malformed

I thought the database was a good idea. i just had to have backups, and be careful with hardlinks. after hardlinks, need to rescan. i have not changed my machine for a few years, now, and their is time and heat avoided with that hash database. the benefits are for too few, the trouble for too many? ...
by dbague
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Error: database disk image is malformed
Replies: 16
Views: 12437

Re: Error: database disk image is malformed

Hello, i using this thread to which i subscribe, to ask if there is a way before sending DC into a new scan to check for database corruption. would there be a progression in corruption, or is it 0 or 1, corrupt or not. I am backing up the database very often, each time i scan a sizeable part of hard...
by dbague
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Run Multiple Simultaneous Instances
Replies: 10
Views: 22708

Re: Run Multiple Simultaneous Instances

DigitalVolcano wrote:They won't run at the same time -

I'm looking at adding a feature where if the custom database location is used (database.ini setting) - you will be allowed to run as many multiple instances as you like.
i obviously vote for that.
by dbague
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Hard-link confusion
Replies: 5
Views: 3648

Re: Hard-link confusion

The program doesn't currently support creating short-cuts (only hard-links). This is on our to-do list. If you have tried to implement symbolic links in version 4.1.1 as intended in another topic (edit here later for ref), then short-cuts should be a by-product (same care about non-symetry, one dir...
by dbague
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Error: database disk image is malformed
Replies: 16
Views: 12437

Re: Error: database disk image is malformed

I have typically database file bigger than 1TB, so when i get this error, i wonder if there would be a way to have a history of the database file (maybe just the previous one, and a diff patch) so that when one session render the database corrupt (i have no idea why i get this error, but suspect har...
by dbague
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Saved profile migration
Replies: 2
Views: 3576

Re: Saved profile migration

replying to my own post, adding actually. well, did have a look at the xml file, realized that new features may have taken the "namespaces" of older features and collisions of meanings arise. i guess i'm only interested in my previous choices of folders, would there be a filter script somewherer to ...
by dbague
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Duplicate Cleaner support
Topic: Saved profile migration
Replies: 2
Views: 3576

Saved profile migration

I did a preliminary search in the forum. but i would like to know about issues related to migrating saved profiles from earliers versions to new ones. i often get the following: Error loading Profile: Conversion from string "False" to type 'Integer' is not valid. is there an easy fix, such as editin...