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XF 1.4 XenForo Directory 18GB

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by bcercan, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. bcercan

    bcercan Active Member

    Hello,

    I've a forum with almost 1m messages but my forum directory's size is 18GB.

    Users are not allow to upload attachements or anything like that but how it can be 18GB?

    Is this about new image/links cache system? Where XenForo caches these things?
     
  2. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    most likely
     
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The image proxy temporarily stores images on your server in case the source goes down temporarily.
     
  4. bcercan

    bcercan Active Member

    Is this normal that kinda site has 18gb without users not allow to upload attachments? I just have my forum and some add-ons etc. That's it.
     
  5. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    If you have turned on the image proxy, it is possible.
     
  6. bcercan

    bcercan Active Member

    What's the main purpose of that proxies? I'm using CloudFlare Pro, should I activate also XenForo image/link proxies? Or just CloudFlare enough?
     
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The link proxy allows you to track links outgoing and how often they are clicked. The image proxy caches images on your server so that if they are temporarily unavailable, your site still displays them for a short amount of time. You can configure how long these are stored.
     
  8. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Have you also looked in the directory to see what is really taking up all the space?
     
  9. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Active Member

    Which directory is used for the cached files?

    Is this setting located in Options->Logging Options ?
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The cached files are stored within the data directory and you can't change they. Have you determined which sub directories contain the most amount of memory?
     
  11. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Active Member

    I'm not the OP so I don't want to hijack his post. I'm following as my /data/... values are growing as well.

    So, if I reduce the timeframe in Options->Logging Options then the system will remove the outdated cached data?
     
  12. Jeremy

    Jeremy XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  13. timothy259856

    timothy259856 Active Member

    Check your avatar folder :rolleyes:
     

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