I have seen this question asked before, but not sure of the answer. Is it possible to automatically purge the spool folder after a certain period? We run lots of jobs with large files (personalized direct mail, personalized calendars from XMPie, etc) and this folder fills up our drive over time. Is there a system affordance to take care of this? If not, would it be a problem for us to write a script that purges the folder of all files past a certain date?
One needs to be careful when purging the spool folder F:\Xerox\FreeFlow\Core\00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000\Platform\Spool, there are job characteristic definitions (used by the Route node) within this folder. I would recommend purging the .pdf, .xpf, and .xml files to avoid unwanted system side effects.
Thanks David. I did in fact run into that prompting a Veeam VM restore from previous day backup. So, good advice! :-) So, just to be clear, we would be safe as long as we script the delete to only remove PDF, XPF, and XML?
Be careful with the .xml files. If you set a Preflight node to use xml for the output of a preflight report, you may want to hold on to it. The temp.xml files are usually always candidates for deletion.