Option to freeze database

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Option to freeze database

Postby xylph » Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:18 am

Hi David
It would be wonderful if there is an option to stop the database from updating itself. Like, if I have several database files from different computers -- when I run Everything in my computer, the database will be overwritten by my own database indexed files. In other words, I would like to be able to index files in different machines and then search within them in my own machine, loading different .db files without overwriting them.

Thanks
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby David » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:14 am

Please backup your Everything.db, Everything likes to recreate this file if it is out of date.

To view an Everything.db snapshot in Everything 1.3:
Code: Select all
Everything.exe -db <filename> -read-only

Where <filename> is the filename of the Everything.db file.

Note: Please exit Everything before running these command line options.

For more information, please see:
http://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/command_line_options/#-db
http://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/command_line_options/#-read-only

--- For Everything 1.2 or earlier see below ---

Currently "Everything" will only show online volumes.

Searching offline volumes will be available in a future release of "Everything".

However, I do supply a version of "Everything" with updating disabled to recover file names from a HDD crash (if you manage to recover your Everything.db).
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything1.2.1.389b.zip

This version of "Everything" will allow you to view offline databases created by Everything 1.2.1.371.

You may also be interested in running multiple instances of "Everything".
To run multiple instances please check the following wiki page:
http://support.voidtools.com/everything ... _instances
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby xylph » Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:59 pm

Wow, exactly what I'm looking for, thanks!
So I take it you are gonna put it in the Option as "suspend database updating" or the like? Awesome.
Keep up the good work!
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby a175269@tyldd.com » Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:05 pm

This option would be really welcome: a lot of times I am searching for a file that resides on an external USB disk, but unplugging it removes it from the index. Is it correct that there will be some selector in future versions like "keep in database even when dismounted" ?

Thanks for your ultracool application.
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby a1ph0r » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:59 am

I've tried this beta build, but it still seems to re-scan drives and wipes out the old index. I have tried playing around with the settings in the .ini but to no avail :(. Any possible fix? Keep up the great work, very looking forward to the next version of Everything with the many updates you hope to incorporate :).
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby JustPassingBy » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:54 pm

David wrote:Currently "Everything" will only show online volumes.

Searching offline volumes will be available in a future release of "Everything".

However, I do supply a version of "Everything" with updating disabled to recover file names from a HDD crash (if you manage to recover your Everything.db).
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything1.2.1.389b.zip

This version of "Everything" will allow you to view offline databases created by Everything 1.2.1.371.

You may also be interested in running multiple instances of "Everything".
To run multiple instances please check the following wiki page:
http://support.voidtools.com/everything ... _instances


Merry Christmas David, I love you. This has solved a years-long critical issue of getting a reliable non-bloated method of file/folder listing of all drives. This is needed as I have experienced ~1TB worth of data loss over the years due to shitty drives failing their job, and certainly a year or two back I had no real idea what data was destroyed every time (currently I export folder listings every night via Treesize Pro, but what you've said will be a far superior method).

Thanks again for your work. In these days of bloated .NET crapware programs, I look at your highly functional app and laugh at the contrast.
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby alljoyland » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:20 pm

David wrote:Currently "Everything" will only show online volumes.

Searching offline volumes will be available in a future release of "Everything".

However, I do supply a version of "Everything" with updating disabled to recover file names from a HDD crash (if you manage to recover your Everything.db).
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything1.2.1.389b.zip

This version of "Everything" will allow you to view offline databases created by Everything 1.2.1.371.

You may also be interested in running multiple instances of "Everything".
To run multiple instances please check the following wiki page:
http://www.voidtools.com/Everything/wik ... _instances


the link is
http://support.voidtools.com/everything ... _instances
now,not the wiki
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby void » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:40 am

the link is
http://support.voidtools.com/everything ... _instances
now,not the wiki


Updated, thanks.
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby beansoft » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:39 am

Very useful feature as I always carried one big 500G removable disk, but sometimes I just wanna search a file on it without always plug it in my notebook. But I found one small problem that when I added files when disk is accessable, the later version(Everything1.2.1.389b.exe) cant include the change I made, it's a small problem, because you can only update the change with Everything-1.2.1.371.exe. So finally I've made a small trick batch to support this feature:

SmartOfflineQuery.bat

set DISK=G:\
IF EXIST %DISK% start Everything-1.2.1.371.exe
IF NOT EXIST %DISK% start Everything1.2.1.389b.exe

When disk is there, would update it, otherwise, using 389 to offline query it, really simple.

Well, this meke me very happy with Search Everything, I really love in it again and throws away the big and slowly Disk Explorer Professional 3.
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby eltranced » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:17 am

im a bit confused about viewing 371 database offline with 389b. I cant see the USB drive's files if the drive isnt connected..

i may be doing this wrong but
i've created the db with 371 ... closed program... opened 389b, specified folder of old dabatabase location .... and disconnected the usb drive...
am i suppose to do something extra with command lines? in options i dont see anything that could be for offline viewing
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby eltranced » Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:30 pm

from the lack of reply's im assuming there isnt an option for true offline browsing...


would have been a great feature for usb's
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby void » Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:05 pm

Please try filelists with the latest beta for offline volumes.
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby alljoyland » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:50 am

when the files number are huge, this will be useless,
could there be freeze database options for latest version too, I like the freeze database version, but there is no new version

void wrote:Please try filelists with the latest beta for offline volumes.
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby void » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:54 am

To freeze the database use the following command line options:
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Everything.exe -db <filename> -read-only

Where <filename> is the filename of the Everything.db file.

Note: Please exit Everything before running these command line options.

For more information, please see:
http://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/command_line_options/#-db
http://www.voidtools.com/support/everything/command_line_options/#-read-only
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Re: Option to freeze database

Postby alljoyland » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:40 pm

Thanks , it's work very well
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