I have setup a temporary cache server in an external office for the users to have quicker access to files
In the dmsknrl.cfg file the limit is set to 50,000,000 MB
The hard drive on this server is nearly full with these temporary files.
What steps can I take to clean up or delete some of these files.
Why are the files not being cleaned up?
In the dmsknrl.cfg file on the temp cache server I have the following lines
The limit setting for cached files is in megabytes
50,000,000mb is equal to 50,000 gigs.
The first thing to do would be to set your limit to something smaller
limit=500000 (is equal to 500gigs)
limit=50000 (is equal to 50gigs.)
limit=5000 (is equal to 5gigs)
Projectwise does have a process that deletes the oldest files from the temporary cache. The dmskrnl.cfg file has the explanation of this process:
“Limit for cached files, is in megabytes. When the total size of all cached files exceeds this limit, the cache is purged (in ascending access time order) until the total size of all cached files is <= 80% of this limit. For extremely large caches, or caches with many small files, it may take several purge passes to get below the limit. If this setting is not defined, or is set to 0, then purging is disabled, and the cache size is effectively unlimited.”
In order to get the disk space back you can delete these files manually to help the ProjectWise process get caught up.
Caution: Make sure you are deleting files from a temporary cache location and not a real storage area.
The temp caching functions sets up a folder structure under the directory you specify in the dmsknrl.cfg
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