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Apr 102010

Rescheduling mlocate to run weekly instead of daily


As explained before, mlocate is a useful tool for quickly find files on the filesystem based on their name.

When you installed the mlocate, it created a daily cron job under /etc/cron.daily/ which build the database daily. However, it is quite IO intensive when you build the database, and it is not recommended to run the indexing in a production server in such high is better to run it weekly or monthly.

E.g. To reschedule the the cron job to run weekly

# mv /etc/cron.daily/mlocate /etc/cron.weekly/

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