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Uploading too much data??

Diane S
posted this on December 29, 2011 10:06

Hi,

I've made some very small changes to my site, but when I choose "Upload Changes" it uploads about 350GB worth of data. The first couple of times, I just went ahead with it (with my connection, it takes about 4 hours!!). I can't do this every time I want to make a change though! How do I fix this??

 

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Diane S

Hi,
I've made some very small changes to my site, but when I choose "Upload Changes" it uploads about 350GB worth of data. The first couple of times, I just went ahead with it (with my connection, it takes about 4 hours!!). I can't do this every time I want to make a change though! How do I fix this??

December 29, 2011 11:00
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Matt Jensen
Media Lab, Inc.

350GB is a lot of data. Did you deploy your site into the wrong folder, such as your documents folder? If you have 350GB worth of data there, SiteGrinder will attempt to upload every file in the deployed site location, that's why we recommend deploying to a clean folder that does not have any data/folders/files inside already.

What version of SiteGrinder 3 are you using?

December 29, 2011 11:20
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Diane S

Oops, sorry, I meant 350MB, which is still way too much.

I didn't change any of the site folders or anything -- just a regular upload to the same folder as always.

I'm using SG 3.5.3 s_296

December 29, 2011 11:27
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Chris Perkins
Media Lab, Inc.

Something very large is in your local site directory (if Upload Changes gives you that).  Are you keeping the .psd file there?  Don't do that.

Try to go through your local site directory looking for whatever it is.  

Chris 

December 29, 2011 12:33
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Diane S

I don't keep the PSD in the SG Files folder... Nothing in there is 350mb....

December 29, 2011 14:43
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Diane S

Even if there were something quite large in there, it shouldn't have to upload each and every time I hit "Upload Changes", right?

December 29, 2011 14:49
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Chris Perkins
Media Lab, Inc.

If it were your .psd file, then it is likely that it changed between uploads, In which case it would have to be uploaded again. Or, if it wasn't actually  ever completely uploaded. 
If you are not sure where your site folder is, you can click the [?] button from the sites menu next to your site to find out where it is.

December 29, 2011 15:42
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Diane S

I've looked through the site folder -- I don't see anything out of the ordinary -- definitely not the PSD file.

December 29, 2011 17:32
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Diane S

Still having this issue -- I sent my site folders to you. Perhaps someone could have a look?

January 02, 2012 10:02
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Chris Perkins
Media Lab, Inc.

Diane,

I looked at the conversation you had with Eric and at one point he couldn't get/unzip the file because it was over 800MB.  You reduced it to less than 100MB by removing images.

So, it doesn't seem unreasonable that there may be a/some very large file/s there that would be slowing down your upload.  And, if we look at the site folder you sent, that is 700 MB smaller than the one on your machine, we aren't really looking at the same thing.  

Go through and look at all your bigbox directories. They are:  sg_somepagename_content/somegalleryname/bigbox

bigbox images are not resized when added to the gallery. My guess is that some or all of them are needlessly large. 

January 02, 2012 12:12
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Chris Perkins
Media Lab, Inc.

Even just 10  35MB bigbox images would account for 350 MB.   It might be wise to size down those bigbox images.  You can do so after the fact. Just same them to the same place. No need to re-add them to the galleries.

January 02, 2012 12:17
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Diane S

The images that I took out are all about 250kb -- there's just a LOT of them. Even if there are large images, I would think they wouldn't need to upload each time I change the text on the site (no PSD changes, just changes made in Content Manager).

I'm currently deleting the entire site & rebuilding to see if that will fix the problem.

January 02, 2012 12:21
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Diane S

Complete redo of site seems to fix the upload issue -- but now the index images are not showing up. They appear in the Content Manager just fine though...

Forum search tells me lots of other people have that issue too, but I don't see any solution -- ideas?

January 02, 2012 13:30
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Diane S

Sigh, scratch that -- It's uploading everything again.....

January 03, 2012 09:47
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Diane S

Odd, when I choose "Upload Changes" it uploads 181MB. When I choose Overwrite, it uploads 91MB. Again, I haven't changed anything except for some text in Content Manager.

January 03, 2012 15:24
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Chris Perkins
Media Lab, Inc.

Diane,

 

I am not positive, but I think I ran across what you are encountering while working on something unrelated.  I fixed the case that I encountered, where SG3 was selecting any files with extended characters in their paths as needing transfer. The fix is in s301, link is below. 

 

http://www.medialab.com/downloads/sg3_app_osx_s301.zip 
http://www.medialab.com/downloads/sg3_app_win_s301.zip

 0 - Quit Photoshop. Quit SiteGrinder 3 Engine.
1 - Unzip to a folder named SiteGrinder 3 
2 - Replace your current SiteGrinder 3 folder with the new one.  They are located thusly:
Mac: /Applications/SiteGrinder 3
Windows 64: C:\Program Files (x86)\SiteGrinder 3
Windows 32: C:\Program Files\SiteGrinder 3
3 - Launch SiteGrinder 3 Engine. Wait for it to launch. Approve it when asked by your OS. 

January 09, 2012 18:19