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  • Fat File Clean Up

    I've been going through a couple of sites that are starting to push their limits of server space. When trying to review what could be cleaned up, I discovered a number of .pkg files in the /private/mivadata/Merchant5/patches - can those files be safely deleted?

    Thanks,
    Leslie
    Leslie Kirk (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)
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  • Re: Fat File Clean Up

    I'm in the same boat. There needs to be a way to erase roll back files after you know everything is working well. It would also be nice to be able to erase template histories without having to go to each one.
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    • Re: Fat File Clean Up

      Originally posted by wcw View Post
      It would also be nice to be able to erase template histories without having to go to each one.
      YES!!! Have you added that to the Wish List? It should be the first item that's next up!!!
      Leslie Kirk (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)
      Miva Merchant Certified Developer
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      Previously of Webs Your Way

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      • Re: Fat File Clean Up

        ...of course, you do realize, that the only time you'll need a template history record is after you delete it<g>.
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        • Re: Fat File Clean Up

          Originally posted by Bruce - PhosphorMedia View Post
          ...of course, you do realize, that the only time you'll need a template history record is after you delete it<g>.
          That be my luck too... Like warranties running out the day after they expire..... Lets combine both worlds here, a way to delete them, yet before hand to make a backup of them so you can save locally just in case the proverbial "****" hits the fan...
          Last edited by Datagg; 04-30-12, 09:28 AM.
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          • Re: Fat File Clean Up

            Ummm....I suggest to backup before deleting the backups!*&^%

            LOL.

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            • Re: Fat File Clean Up

              I got a ton of space back by going in an optimizing the biggest image files. Seems like my own employees/clients think 100% is better than 80% on jpgs. YIKES! talk about wasted hard drive space! Even taking an 80% jpeg down to 73% can create a huge huge savings in space. I always look at images first when I'm running out of space.

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              • Re: Fat File Clean Up

                yea, good point...even HUNDREDS of template backups aren't going to take up *that* much space. Most wasted space is in unoptimized/unused graphics...and optimized graphics also cuts down on your bandwidth usage and makes your site easier to navigate.
                Bruce Golub
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                • Re: Fat File Clean Up

                  I got a ton of space back by going in an optimizing the biggest image files. Seems like my own employees/clients think 100% is better than 80% on jpgs.
                  When we were testing the GD library setup in PR8 we found that 95% were often 50% the size of things set to 100%. So image optimization is a great way to go.
                  Thanks,

                  Rick Wilson
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                  • Re: Fat File Clean Up

                    What about Leslie's original question, "I discovered a number of .pkg files in the /private/mivadata/Merchant5/patches - can those files be safely deleted?"
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                    • Re: Fat File Clean Up

                      You can remove the .pkg files from mivadata/Merchant5/patches as long as the store is not in the middle of running an update.

                      Wayne
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                      • Re: Fat File Clean Up

                        I erased the pkg files in my test store and it recovered 42MB.
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                        • Re: Fat File Clean Up

                          Re: Reducing File Size:

                          Maybe this is just me, but my copy of photoshop has a hard time handling the long file names that are generated when using the image machine. Basically, they are too many characters long, so the last couple of letters often get chopped off the file name when I save the file for web in photoshop.

                          this results in a big headache, especially if I try to batch process a lot of files.

                          any free alternatives to photoshop to batch process files to reduce the size (that can handle longer file names)?

                          Thanks in advance.
                          Mark Romero
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                          • Re: Fat File Clean Up

                            Been using quickepics from http://www.missionpeaksoftware.com for years. Make images and file sizes smaller. 30 free trial. It is 9.95.

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                            • Re: Fat File Clean Up

                              Does anybody know what the compression is set at in the image machine?
                              I think I remember someone posting that it doesn't do any at all.
                              But that doesn't seem like that would be right.
                              Imagemachine uses the gd library so maybe that compression level could be set in some system var as default for the gd library.

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