[CentOS] updatedb taking too long

Tue Aug 28 15:47:53 UTC 2012
Tim Dunphy <bluethundr at gmail.com>

Hi list

 For some reason mlocate is taking a long time when I run the updatedb
command. Have a look!

[root at beta:~] #time updatedb
real    19m48.729s
user    0m0.400s
sys     0m2.728s

It's not a big volume by any means

[root at beta:~] #df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/xvda1             75G  9.1G   63G  13% /

So I'm wondering what could be causing this command to take so long.

I'm running centos 5.8 in a xen vm.

I was hoping I could get some advice that would help me troubleshoot this


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