[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Pruning temporary files?

Andrew Morrison andrew.morrison at bodleian.ox.ac.uk
Mon Dec 12 03:52:40 EST 2022

The tmp folder is used to store files which should be deleted 
automatically after the process that created them finishes, but that 
doesn't always happen. On the system I run, it has grown to 0.4G in four 
years, mostly files created during indexing. Some files are also written 
there during startup.

So you should be able to stop the ArchivesSpace service, delete 
everything inside the tmp folder, then restart, although I've never done 
so myself. But first it would be worth investigating when the bulk of 
the 9.4G was created. If it has built up over time, the majority before 
the last restart, it is less of a concern than if most of it is new.


On 09/12/2022 00:27, Brown, Amanda wrote:
> Kia ora koutou,
> Our ArchivesSpace UAT has run out of space, and the information from 
> our developer is :
> The space is mainly being taken up by temporary files created by the 
> archivesspace app itself, eg:
> antbrown at ccc-dhr-uat-as1:/opt/archivesspace3/data$ sudo -u 
> archivesspace du -hs tmp
> 9.4G    tmp
> Some of these files are used for running the app and it's not obvious 
> from https://archivesspace.github.io/tech-docs/readme_implement.html 
> which are safe to delete.
> If you were able to post to the mailing list asking which files are 
> safe to delete in the data/tmp directory, we could write a script to 
> make sure it's cleaned daily for example.
> Any suggestions which files are safe to delete in the data/tmp directory?
> Ngā mihi
> Amanda
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