I’m evaluating EagleFiler. I’m testing the process of importing mail archives, nothing of significant size compared to what I’ve read about in this forum. However, I’ve been running into problems. I’m trying first to import a mail store from Opera. In this store, each message is in its own mbox file, with the extension .mbs, and files are in a nested folder structure, Year/Month/Day. I would like to get all the messages for a given year out of all those folders and subfolders and into one file.
To use the Merge function I see that only the mbox files must be selected, not the enclosing folders. So I’ve used the Smart Folder function to select only the .mbs files without the folders. So far so good. But then selecting them all and doing Merge Mailboxes/Message files throws a “Internal Error while Merging mailboxes” message: “OSError: error 7 (Argument list too long) for file: None”.
I’ve gone back and tried to merge just a few files at a time. That works. Since then I’ve been gradually augmenting the number. I must wait for re-indexing each time before being able to go on. The process is very time consuming with crashes and spinning balls if the number of files is too high. I see no one else complaining about this on the forum so I’m guessing that the problem is with these Opera files. It took the whole night to import them in the first place.
Is the permitted number of files that one can merge at once a fixed number? Knowing that would be very helpful. My trial and error method of finding it out is really too primitive.
But maybe the problem is not just that. I find it strange that while EagleFiler is working, Activity Monitor shows it to be hung. Then it unhangs, that is, Activity Monitor shows it to be unhung, then it shows it to hang again, finally the job is finished and Activity Monitor shows it to be normal again. If EagleFiler is working on building tables of contents and indexing, that shouldn’t show up as a hang, should it?
Thanks for any help on this,