Anne Diamantidis wrote:
Jerzy Czopik wrote:
What is the source file format? How did you split the work among each other?
When analysing, which files has been analysed? Did your read the analysis result correctly?
Sorry, I was in such a hurry.
Right, source file format is Word. The document is a monster, we splitted it in a dozen Word files and the 3 of us were working on one file each. We already worked like that the previous day without any problems, but the TM was much lighter by then. At 6 pm tonight there were almost 12.000 TUs in it.
I don't think the size is a problem.
I worked with TMs with 1.000.000 TUs or more.
IMO I think the server may have been too busy (the 3 of us were working on that monster TM, the others in the office were also working on other projects on the server)
How many concurrent users and how many TMs?
Generally, the network bandwidth Trados uses is very, very small but when the HD is heavily accessed (mainly random reads/writes), the database engine may generate timeouts.
In this case, you should reorganize your data structure and span your data over multiple physical disks.
But I don't think it's your case as you got the same results on another networked machine.
Yep, we read the analysis results correctly; when the problem occured, we analysed the files on another computer on the server and got the same results (4000 no matches); then, we analysed again but with a local TRADOS licence NOT on the server and got completely other results, the real ones (1500 no matches).
The TM was still on the server?
What's server OS you use?
The other machines were disconnected from the TM?
Some time ago, many Windows data bases were corrupted on Linux an/or Netware due to a different lock handling.
The things improve but...
We then made a test and created a new empty local TM in which we imported the 12.000 TUs, and analysed again on that fresh TM - result was 1500 no matches. AT that point we undertood the problem comes from the server....
Do you have reorganized your initial TM?
Trados heavily uses indexes in order to minimize the bandwidth.
It's recommended to refresh the indexes (reorganize the TM) every 500 new units.
Maybe at that point I should mention that we've been having some IT issues these last weeks due to a thunderstorm that damaged the server. We had to reinstall Trados around 2 weeks ago and have had no major problems ever since.
Have you checked your hard disks for errors?
[Edited at 2008-09-06 09:05]