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  • size problem in alpha project

    Hi Experts,

    I have an Alpha five web project. After few months of developing, I found that the file size is growing very fast.
    Can I delete the files which is not necessary like backup or cached data? If can which folder can I clean it.

    Thanks.

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    Re: size problem in alpha project

    I run this delete batch file every so often. You can also delete the __backup, __undo, __deleted folders, cached data and a few others. You should know what you are giving up those, the first three in my list provide recovery in case you need to restore a component to an earlier version. Regarding the compiled and manifest, I suggested to Alpha to hide those files somewhere because they are totally in the way, so I bluntly delete them even though I know what purpose the serve.

    del /s *._a5wcmp_compiled
    del /s *._a5wcmp_manifest
    del /s *.backup
    del /s *.tmp
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      Re: size problem in alpha project

      Hi Steve,
      Thanks for you information. I found that Cached_Data folder is quite big also. Can I clean this folder?

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      • #4
        Re: size problem in alpha project

        All I can say is that I routinely delete those folders and files and never have a problem. I do not really know what the cached data folder is for, I assume it contains subsets of data for reports or similar. I know it is not important to my project, and the files never get purges, so I dump them.
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          Re: size problem in alpha project

          The Cached_Data folder seems to be used when loading in data for reports - I guess it is used to assist with design / preview modes etc. You can clear the folder, preview a report, and watch the folder populate. I have cleared this folder with no issue.

          Quick question Steve:
          You had mentioned you know what the manifest/compiled files are used for and you regularly delete them. We delete them sometimes too when we have a problematic grid and feel recompiling may assist. What exactly is the manifest / compiled used for and what are the drawbacks of deleting these (slower IDE in the future while the manifest/compiled is rebuilt)? Considering these get rebuilt, what is the benefit to clearing them - just getting rid of manifest/compiled for grids that no longer exist?

          Thanks for your insight
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            Re: size problem in alpha project

            They are the compiled versions of the component. When you publish to your server, it publishes those files, not the actual component. If the component changed it is supposed to quickly update the compiled version, and then publish. But I ran into issues where changing the component did not update the compiled file, so no change on the server. I got in the habit of removing all of those files. Definitely remove when making a backup or sending component files to someone.
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