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    help question Is it safe to delete files in the cache folder?

    My cache folder seems to have grown to over 3gb since i installed my cart and I only have 5gb webspace which is now completely full.

    Can anyone tell me what these files are saved for?
    Is it safe to delete them?
    Can I limit the size of the folder or set my cart to auto-delete files older than a given time period (i.e. 30 days).

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Default Re: Is it safe to delete files in the cache folder?

    You should be able to empty that directory for files that are not active or current ...
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    Default Re: Is it safe to delete files in the cache folder?

    Thanks Ajeh.

    Anyone know how I can limit the size of the folder with manual pruning?

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    Default query_selects

    I've been looking around in the forum and have not found any answers.
    I am backing up my site, and I am having problems with my /public_html/cache folde, which is full (around 20 000) of text documents called query_slectsXXXXXXXXXXX (where X is for numbers)
    Any idea what this is? Can I go and delete them? Are they important?
    TIA

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    red flag Re: Is it safe to delete files in the cache folder?

    I'm having this problem too! My host shut my site down because the cache folder had over 500,000 files in it - and that's just since April!!!

    I'm deleting the files, but it's taking me a couple of days. Is there any way to have these pruned automatically or limit the folder somehow?

    PLEASE HELP!!!!

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    Default Re: Is it safe to delete files in the cache folder?

    what kind of files are you finding in there? ie: what are the names of some of them?
    If they're log files for payment modules, you should turn off the logging unless you need it for some reason.
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    Default Re: Is it safe to delete files in the cache folder?

    File names:
    query_selects__1209491982.txt
    query_selects__1209492008.txt
    query_selects__1209492087.txt


    Here is a sample of what is in some of the files. They are not all the same, but similar.

    I AM HERE
    sidebox:

    Explain
    select configuration_key as cfgKey, configuration_value as cfgValue

    from product_type_layout;



    I AM HERE
    sidebox:

    Explain
    select value
    from sessions
    where sesskey = 'ef8fb5185aaa5be5b0a1ac13ff7e49c0'
    and expiry > '1209491982';



    I AM HERE
    sidebox:

    Explain
    select template_dir

    from template_select where template_language = '0';



    I AM HERE
    sidebox:

    Explain
    select template_dir

    from template_select where template_language = '1';



    Any of this make any sense to you?

    Thanks,
    Tracy

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    Default Re: Is it safe to delete files in the cache folder?

    Yes -- those are SQL query logs. You'll want to turn off Query Logging in Admin->Configuration->Logging
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    Default Re: Is it safe to delete files in the cache folder?

    Thank you! I hope that works... we've had almost 10,000 files a day posted to that folder. That's just way too much to handle!

    Thanks again!
    Tracy

 

 

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