XF 1.5 prune old photos from gallery and attachments

tsak76

Active member
i am running out of space and i want to prune photos for example 2 years older even if they are attachments AND gallery uploads from certain categories, how ?
 

AndyB

Well-known member
Are you on a shared server? I ask because some like GoDaddy have no limit for file space.
 

tsak76

Active member
no dedicated but my images are using 25 gb . site is since 2005 so i got a lot and need to delete the old
 

AndyB

Well-known member
25GB isn't that much. My attachment directory is 81GB. I have two 1TB drives in my dedicated server, the second drive I use as a backup for attachments and database dumps.
 

tsak76

Active member
it's not that much but i don't want to upgrade anything on the server and my backups are taking very long to create. anyway, is there any way to mass delete images older than 2 years for example?
 

dutchbb

Well-known member
You could do this with the attachment browser and set the end date. You can delete 50 per page at once.

admin.php?attachments/

But it would not be a good idea for those older threads if people still read them. It is suggested that you get a bigger storage, should not cost to much.

That your backup takes time could be hard disk write speed, but also other server settings. Increasing the amount of pigz (on cpanel) to same as how many processors you have could help a bit.
https://documentation.cpanel.net/display/1144Docs/Tweak+Settings+-+Compression
 
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