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ivarforkbeard
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2022-10-02 18:08:59

I have my personal blog that I've converted to RocketCake - it has been around for a few years now, and so there is a fair amount of content there. I found a year or two ago that working on it in RocketCake my laptop started to get really laggy and crash often - so I broke the blog up into yearly .rcd files, and just had them link to one another as if they were all separate websites.

I'm wondering if now that I have an i5 desktop with 16GB of RAM, do you think RocketCake could handle the entire site being put back into a single project? The combined past years of the blog come out to about 350MB of individual .rcd files. Is that too large a file to load into RocketCake (64bit) safely or productively?

I'm also worried that I'll start to run into the same issue where I publish locally, and then have to sync the entire site - instead of just the files that have been updated. Really looking forward to having the same option for "publish new content only" as the FTP button provides.

Thanks for anyone with experience in managing larger sites.

Cheers!


harryk
Registered User
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2022-10-03 01:25:24

I also work on the principle of split rcd. Although, the one subdirectory was not large, there was already a crash, and this on a desktop PC with I7 core.
With the subdirectory.rcd can also work more clearly.
Okay, annoying is the linking then over the website links


micaelo
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2022-10-03 02:40:22

@ ivarforkbeard

Just for perspective: My website's rcd file has 102 MB and I can edit it smoothly on a more than 10 years old 32 Bit laptop (Windows 10 Pro) with only 4 GB RAM. Loading the rcd file takes about 5 seconds. Preview or Publish to Disk can take up to 7 seconds, and sometimes a warning pops up saying that RocketCake does not respond. However, I have learned to just ignore the warning as after some few seconds more RocketCake will confirm success.

On my newer 64 Bit laptop with 32 GB RAM RocketCake works much faster, almost in real time.

To note: On both the new and the old laptop I have replaced the originally installed HD with an SSD. This gives a noticable speed advantage for Preview and Publish to Disk (and in case Windows runs out of RAM and has to use the swap file).

That's my experience with RocketCake v4.6. Someone here wrote v4.7 was faster but I haven't tried it yet.


niko
Moderator
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2022-10-04 08:19:38

It helps using the 64 bit version of RocketCake instead of the default 32 bit version (provided that your OS is also 64 bit).


ivarforkbeard
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2022-10-09 17:41:18

Well, I tried to combine it back into one ubersite. From that perspective it is much more mentally "usable" because if I make a change to the menu, I don't have to go through fifteen different .RCD files and cut and paste and publish the menu.

It still lags a bit on loading and saving though. My .RCD is about 315MB, but the Windows Task Manager says I'm using 4GB of RAM just for RocketCake.

And the real problem I run into is when I publish to local disc, it overwrites EVERY file, including a couple hundred pictures. Then my sync programme proceeds to upload the entire 300+MB via FTP.

I have also tried the built-in FTP service. The first time it took three hours on my slow internet connection. I accepted this as being the "first run" and hoped that the second run would be faster. The second time I changed two words, then checked off "only upload new or changed files" and it still took three hours. So that's also a non-starter.

I know I'm just one person, but if there was a way to truly have RocketCake only save the changed files locally, that would be magical.

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving everyone!


micaelo
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2022-10-09 17:57:15

ivarforkbeard wrote:
"... if there was a way to truly have RocketCake only save the changed files locally, that would be magical."

I wholeheartedly support this request.


micaelo
Registered User
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2022-10-09 18:10:12

ivarforkbeard wrote:
"I have also tried the built-in FTP service. The first time it took three hours on my slow internet connection. I accepted this as being the "first run" and hoped that the second run would be faster. The second time I changed two words, then checked off "only upload new or changed files" and it still took three hours."

In another thread on this subject someone wrote, that each time one has used the built-in FTP client for upload one must click Save before closing RocketCake. Only this way RocketCake would save the sync status in the rcd file.


ivarforkbeard
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2022-10-10 01:18:05

Thanks Micaelo for the vote of confidence.

Maybe an easier option would be the ability to right click on a page in the documents pane and "publish to local disc" JUST that page?


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