I just got EagleFiler 1.5.9 installed in my MacBookPro with Lion 10.7.3 and 14.1.4 Outlook for Mac 2011. I will be using EF to back my old emails, which will total around 30k items. I started backing up folder by folder and tried two different ways of importing the emails, and found out that EF creates different kinds of files, depending of the import method.
I first backed up a total of 10207 emails from my Sent Items folder. I did it using F1, and EF created a single SimpleText file with all emails embebed, with a size of 2,2Gb. It took a while doing so, around 10m (I am using a SSD, which speeds things up in terms of disk activity). It then started to index notes and some other internal stuff, which resulted in hours of work, and it didn’t allow more imports during that time (I cound see in the activity window that things were being executed and any other were waiting).
After that I started to import by dragging smaller folders directly into EF, not pressing F1. These imports result in mbox files, not SimpleText files… Not knowing any better, I think I prefer to have mbox files, which I can read also from within Apple Mail app, I don’t know were these SimpleText can be used elsewhere.
So my first questions are: is this the correct behaviour? Anyway, which format should I prefer? Which one will result in faster EF operations, either when importing (I still have around 20k items to import) or during normal usage of the application?
Another issue I am having now, by using drag and dropping to import those thousands of emails into EF (and get a mbox file out of it), is that it works fine for small number of email (tried with a folder of 200 emails, it worked fine) but it doesn’t work for a big number. I tried to import 10.300 items by dragging a folder, the CPU gets occupied with some Outlook processes, the eflibrary folder gets increased by more than 2Gb, but at the end nothing happens that is visible to me. Tried several times with no results except increasing 2Gb the eflibrary each time (exiting EF reduces back the eflibrary to normal size).
Thanks in advance for your help and support.