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File Store size

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03-01-2014 07:39 AM

Hi everyone, is there a way reo reduce the size of the FileStore folder?I have tried using ADMS to purge files but doesnt seem to help too much. My FoleStore is aobut 500GB

A purge will not have any immediate effect on the filestore. Any file resources that are "orphaned" when the purge deletes the file versions are cleaned up when a nightly background job runs.

 

And starting in 2013 we "share" file resources across different file versions if the files are in fact the same.  This means that even though the purge may have removed some file version records, there may still be a file version that is "holding onto" a file resource.

 

-Dave

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Re: File Store size

03-02-2014 08:20 PM in reply to: admin

1st of all, are those files in the vault? If so, then probably you are right - ADMS won't help.

If the FileStore is your working folder, then you may have the following options:

1) Delect all noncurrent project files from the FileStore folder. (note: check-in all files to vault before taking the action!)

2) Relocate those files which are not often use. For example, move them to a removable hard drive.

2) Delect all unwanted files (note: you may also need to decide if all files in "OldVersions" folders, which are backup files, can be delected.)

 

HTH

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Re: File Store size

03-03-2014 07:32 AM in reply to: admin

A purge will not have any immediate effect on the filestore. Any file resources that are "orphaned" when the purge deletes the file versions are cleaned up when a nightly background job runs.

 

And starting in 2013 we "share" file resources across different file versions if the files are in fact the same.  This means that even though the purge may have removed some file version records, there may still be a file version that is "holding onto" a file resource.

 

-Dave



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Re: File Store size

03-03-2014 09:31 AM in reply to: BeKirra
Thank You. Our working folder is not in the file store, we have it in our local C drive
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JamieVJohnson2
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Re: File Store size

03-03-2014 10:37 AM in reply to: minkd

Before you do this, back up your 500gb vault.  The results may not be to your liking.

 

A very permanent solution:

Clear out a Vault Working Folder from a client PC.  Start it clean.

Take a test project folder (im sure your organized into project groups and subprojects and such some how...) 

Repair all relationships. (last chance to keep any file relations intact).

"GET" the whole thing out of vault, make sure to check out all children and parents.

Delete that folder from vault, unconditionally.

Add your latest version of the test project back into vault.

 

Result is really only good for 'archived' projects.  Because unless you open each file, and check in from client-addin CAD program (AutoCAD Inventor, Revit), you will get 'dumb' files that don't know their references, and rely on oldschool methods to find them.

 

I did this for a project folder, and did achieve a smaller file store.  I don't recommend it for 'live' project files.

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Re: File Store size

03-03-2014 11:31 AM in reply to: JamieVJohnson2
Thank you! I will give it a try
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