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FEBE runs very long while the browser is unresponsive

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:07 am
by ysu
I love FEBE, but...when FEBE runs, lately, it renders the browser inoperable for quite a bit of time.
I've got a decent computer (6700 intel cpu at 4.6GHz, nvme SSD).

But not just that; it always raises the "Unresponsive script" warning from firefox.

I'm wondering if it can be sped up a bit and the script warning disabled?


Latest results:

19/07/2017 5:00:02 pm
Item count: 32 total backed up — 22 extensions, 0 themes, 10 additional items.
Backup type: Both (Selective & Full profile), Scheduled, Mode: Synchronous
Total processing time: 103.498 seconds
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8 items skipped/ignored
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Extensions processed: 22 total
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Themes processed: 0 total
Additional items: 10


Thanks!

Re: FEBE runs very long while the browser is unresponsive

PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:07 am
by cbaker_admin
Is it possible that you have some very large files in your profile? For instance, browsing history can get very large over time.

You are currently running FEBE synchronously. If you check the box FEBE Options > How to backp > Run asynchronously the backup will be much faster.

Re: FEBE runs very long while the browser is unresponsive

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 12:05 am
by ysu
Shoot, sorry I was as bit busy. Thanks for the response.

I don't know how big my files are...
Edit:
Actually; the size of the backup itself is ~340MB. The culprit is the "profileFx54.0.1(FEBE8.9.3.1){user}.fbu" being ~300MB alone.

WRT running it async; does that affect the result in any way?
The info says it may not correctly back up - I'd rather avoid that.

Re: FEBE runs very long while the browser is unresponsive

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 2:09 pm
by cbaker_admin
Examine the contents of "profileFx54.0.1(FEBE8.9.3.1){user}.fbu" to see what the large files are. You can open it with any zip program (like 7zip). List them here and I can probably tell you what the problem may be.

Running FEBE asynchronously merely forces the backup to run in the background. The only caveat is that closing the browser before the backup finishes will result in an incomplete and/or corrupt backup.

Is the box in FEBE Options > How to backup > Ignore cache and phishing DB checked?

If your profile was created in a non-standard location, it will contain the Firefox cache and phishing database. These files tend to be very large and can substantially increase the backup time and file size of a FEBE full profile backup. These files are not really required when a profile is restored as they will be created as needed.

If this option is disabled, your cache and phishing database are not located in the profile directory. This is normal as they are usually located in the Firefox install folder (which is not included in a full profile backup).

Re: FEBE runs very long while the browser is unresponsive

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:34 pm
by ysu
cbaker_admin wrote:Is the box in FEBE Options > How to backup > Ignore cache and phishing DB checked?

Yes, and it cannot be un-checked either :)

Re: FEBE runs very long while the browser is unresponsive

PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:37 pm
by ysu
It seems there is plenty of garbage here...
I've deleted the biggest culprits, will see how it goes, thanks for the help!

Edit:
hm...down to 8s, nice :)