TMX conversion speed: can you please share your experiences?
Thread poster: Luca Tutino

Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
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Jan 5

A client is sending me recurrent projects with large TMX attached, sized 127Mb and growing. (I think the TM gets extracted anew each time after the review process, out of their CMS system.) Each time, by using Studio 2017 on my PC, the TM "Quick Upgrade" to SDLTM takes a very long time. The latest conversion was completed after more than 2 hours!

The upgrade to 2017 did not help noticeably: with Studio 2014, the time was not much different. Before spending money in upgrading my hardware, I would like to be sure that such a move could provide a sensible improvement.

It would be very useful to get experience records from colleagues, if possible formatted in a similar way to my record here:

* UPGRADE TIME: 2h 6 mins
* PROCESSOR: i3 350 (=3rd gen, 2.26GHz)

Please put any additional info you think might be useful under the last line, for example:

Can you please help? Any reply about TM above a couple of dozen MBs should do.

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Erik Freitag  Identity Verified
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Have you tried a simple import instead? Jan 5

I have no answer to your question, but just as an idea: Why do you use the upgrade function (which I'm not familiar with)? Have you tried importing the tmx file into an existing TM instead of using the upgrade function?

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Enrico C - ECLC  Identity Verified
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It is slow Jan 7

In my opinion it's a Studio issue, unrelated to the type of machine you use i think. Because it does the same with me. Importing huge TMs can take as long as 4 hours at times. It adds to the countless list of other issues i have with the Suite and for which i have even given up asking for support because problem solving on Studio takes too much time and i grew tired of it.

[Edited at 2018-01-07 05:59 GMT]

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