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Cleaning out TEMP files on Server

Question asked by user10625 on Oct 28, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 29, 2012 by gdurniak

Hi all,

 

((Filemaker Server 12, on Windows Svr 2008 R2 Standard, SP 1

We only use the machine for FMS, although we are running the web server and WPE, and a site that uses FX.PHP.))

 

 

An IT person who I am working with likes to keep the Filemaker Server nice and clean by deleting files in the folder

C:\WindowsTEMP using an application/helper called "cCleaner".

 

We've noticed that there are sometimes gigabytes of such files, with names like:

C:\WindowsTEMPsess_abc

C:\WindowsTEMPsess_xyz123

and so on.

 

 

Question(s): Anyone familiar with this? Does the use of cCleaner, or the deletion of these temp files raise any red flags? We wouldn't accidentally be deleting something essential (or something that would somehow get back to the mother ship and corrupt a served FMP file, for example)? I think we have seen that cCleaner is pretty "smart" in that it figures out which files are no longer in use . . .but even so . . .

 

Thanks for any advice or confirmation.

 

Christopher Bailey

Baytaflow Consulting

Boston, MA

 

 


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