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Spool Folder

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?

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FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator
FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator

Re: Spool Folder

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. 

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Re: Spool Folder

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?

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FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator
FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator

Re: Spool Folder

Correct. The pdf, xpf and xml files are associated with jobs (not component settings e.g., job characteristics).

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FreeFlow Production Workflow Moderator

Re: Spool Folder

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.

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