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Old 09-09-2018, 05:00 PM   #76
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The problem with Amazon's approach to indexing is that books -- especially sideloaded books -- can get stuck if the indexing fails, causing the device to continue cranking away without end. Since the Kindle OS provides no way to find the offending book, that's a big problem for large libraries.

A better approach, if you don't need every word indexed, is to disable indexing. Do that by connecting the device to a pc then find the Search Indexes folder, delete it and replace it with a text file of the same name. The device will still show your books as unindexed but it won't attempt to index them.

Or, you *could* just use a Kobo Aura One which doesn't have an issue with indexing. Plus, Kobo allows Calibre to automatically set up collections without jailbreaking the device. With a large library of sideloaded books, that's a tremendous advantage.
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:08 PM   #77
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The problem with Amazon's approach to indexing is that books -- especially sideloaded books -- can get stuck if the indexing fails, causing the device to continue cranking away without end. Since the Kindle OS provides no way to find the offending book, that's a big problem for large libraries.
That’s why it’s sensible to load your books in batches and wait for each batch to finish indexing before loading the next. Genuinely “stuck” indexing is very, very rare these days, though. I didn’t have it happen at all while loading 9000+ books onto my KO2, nor for years previously with several other generations of Kindle.

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A better approach, if you don't need every word indexed, is to disable indexing. Do that by connecting the device to a pc then find the Search Indexes folder, delete it and replace it with a text file of the same name. The device will still show your books as unindexed but it won't attempt to index them.
That then means that you can’t search books, a facility I find indispensable.

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Or, you *could* just use a Kobo Aura One which doesn't have an issue with indexing. Plus, Kobo allows Calibre to automatically set up collections without jailbreaking the device. With a large library of sideloaded books, that's a tremendous advantage.
But the Kobo doesn’t offer the ability to search your entire library. The Kindle’s the only reader (AFAIK) which offers that capability.

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Old 09-10-2018, 04:07 AM   #78
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For people loading a large existing library onto a new device e.g. after a device upgrade, is there any way to backup and restore a good index from the old device to bypass all those processing hours.
I assume it is a database file or files so the most likely hassle is working around write protections for system areas of the device.
Anything that take many many hours to complete is surely a good candidate for back up and restore. I am surprised Amazon do not already do it. They do auto backup my fire tablets so setting up a new one is very quick. I have never really thought about it for paperwhites as I am in the "only keep a handful of books on device" camp.
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Why load a large library on an ereader?
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:45 AM   #80
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Why load a large library on an ereader?
please - if you must ask that , then start a new thread, or search for the many many existing discussions. don't hijack this one just as it was getting interesting.

Some people like to load large libraries on their e-readers. I don't , but a forum search will reveal the pros and cons of that, debated to death already.
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Why load a large library on an ereader?
This thread - my thread - is about tips for loading a large library on a Kindle Oasis 2. Please start your own thread if you wish to ask why someone would wish to do so, since that has nothing whatsoever to do with the subject of this thread.

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Old 09-10-2018, 06:26 PM   #82
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I apologize to those who want to know how to load a large library on a Kindle. They don't interest me enough to start a new thread, though.
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