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    Tip: Speeding Up Auctioneer Scans

    I've always noticed that doing a full scan of the auction house using Auctioneer takes... a long time. Often it takes about 20 minutes to do it for me, I don't know if magically other people get different search results but regardless.

    I've managed to knock my scan times down to about a minute for full AH scans. Times may vary but that's for around 20,000 items.

    How?

    There's another AddOn called Auctionator which many may be familiar with. It has many very useful features, but it can do full scans of the auction house. Fast.

    And the interesting thing is that Auctioneer piggybacks on Auctionator's scans. So while Auctioneer itself takes forever to scan, you can reduce this time period by about 90%. If you use Auctionator for nothing else, this is very handy.

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    Auctioneer scans usually have a minimum speed that they can possibly go at which is determined by how fast Blizzard lets them scan / how fast the author has designed them to scan. Of course the more items on the AH the longer it will take too. That minimum time is then also affected by several things such as your latency / ms ping and and I also believe server population / immediate area population.

    For example if you ran a scan in a very crowded Ironforge versus a deserted Exodar, the Exodar scan would take significantly less time. Of course there is also the /auc getall scan which takes a couple of minutes instead of 30-45 minutes.

    I didn't know about the Auctionator scan though, will look into it thanks.
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    Of course there are going to be different factors that affect scan speed, but Auctionator has always been much, much faster for me. I don't know what it is but Auctioneer crawls for me. Even testing a scan at 1:30 PM the estimated time is around 15 minutes.

    If Auctioneer works faster for you that's awesome, but I certainly suggest people who are having issues with scan times try out the Auctionator scan.

    EDIT: /auc getall takes a heck of a long time for me as well. No idea why, to be completely honest but hey.
    Last edited by Valokai; November 13th, 2010 at 04:42 AM.

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    Definitely something wrong on your end Val... a full getall scan takes about 30 seconds for me.
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    I wonder if it could have something to do with cache size, and also DB size. I recently had to reinstall everything on my PC, so starting fresh, a getall scan took 30 seconds. Weeks later, it's back up to about 2 mins.
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    I have found that the major factor in Auc getall scans duration is the size of the Auc-Scandata files in your WTF folder. I also read this on Norganna.org:

    2) As for alts having AA enabled, you can disable some of the mods while still getting the stat data in the tooltips. For example, my non-bankers only have AA-Core, Auc:ScanData, Auc:Statfavorite stat mod(s)), Enchantrix, Informant, Slidebar, and Stubby. By keeping Beancounter and a couple of the stats off, I save some memory and 'lag' issues.

    3) To learn more about how to get SearchUI to work for you, please read http://wiki.norganna.org/SearchUI
    Last edited by Deater; November 15th, 2010 at 04:30 AM.

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    I have found that the /auc getall tends to lock my machine. I am going to move my bank to darnassus and see if the lower population helps that.

 

 

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