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Old 01-21-2011, 08:11 PM   #1
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Location: Orange County, NY
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Post Calibre 0.7.18 slow importing .... I mean slug through the salt flats slow = /

I got a Kindle 3, and through various postings found Calibre to be the only real player in the ebook field. I was actually pretty OK with that, as I have heard many favorable things about Calibre. Setup was painless and it immediately recognized my kindle 3. The problem started when I tried to import my relatively large Ebook collection. I am trying to import 5,000 + or - at a time.

While it is importing it pegs the processor .... I mean everything it can get up to 99 percent, as well as maxing out the memory.I have a rather extensive collection of books and that was only one folder. The problem being that it took 3 days to import those, and I have 6-7 other folders I would like in the database with similar size and structure.

My system is relatively old but still pretty snappy

AMD Phenom(tm) 9600 Quad-Core Processor
4 Gb DDR2
2.6.35-24-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 GNU/Linux
Python 2.6.6
Calibre 0.7.18

I am happy to provide any config/system info I might have forgotten to post.

Any words from the wise would be greatly appreciated !
Old 01-21-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
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Wow , as it turns out it was just an older version. I posted on the forum , and kovidgoyal who is the creator of Calibre got back to me within 1/2 an hour! That guy is truly a class act.


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