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Removing version files to free up server space

Postby soj » Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:01 pm

I'm considering doing some housekeeping (deleting files) for our site to free up server space and get ready for upgrading. Once an article is published, what files can be safely removed from the server? Attachments? Editor copies? Anything apart from the public directory? Is it best to use the file manager?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Removing version files to free up server space

Postby asmecher » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:11 pm

Hi soj,

Generally, I wouldn't recommend removing files, as disk space is typically cheap -- you'll at least be leaving dead links from the various editorial pages. However, if you do need to free up some space and you no longer need access to the in-progress files, I'd suggest moving everything except the "public" and "supp" subdirectories from each submission's directory (e.g. files_dir/journals/1/articles/9409/submission and all of its contents can be moved offline, but files_dir/journals/1/articles/9409/public and files_dir/journals/1/articles/9409/supp should be kept as they may be needed by the reader interface).

I'd strongly suggest backing them up rather than deleting them, both so that you maintain editorial history, and in case you delete something necessary by accident.

Regards,
Alec Smecher
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Re: Removing version files to free up server space

Postby soj » Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:52 pm

Okie Dokie! Thanks!
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