[ZendTo] Incoming folder filling up

Gretton, Liam liam.gretton at leicester.ac.uk
Fri Jun 18 08:43:40 BST 2021


I've only just noticed that over the last few months the Filedrop incoming folder has accumulated hundreds of files. The files in question don't appear to match what's in the dropoff area (obviously those older than a couple of weeks are no longer dropoffs anyway). Therefore I guess these left-over files are a result of interrupted or abandoned uploads.

Does Filedrop have a mechanism for clearing up the incoming folder? I'm not sure of the mechanism for recognising a completed upload and turning it into a dropoff, and how this could go wrong. The start of the problem roughly coincides with the point that AV (not ClamAV) was installed on the server: could the AV be locking the file and preventing Filedrop from deleting it?

If there's not an existing mechanism to clean this folder up I'll create a simple cron job to delete old files there. Would I be right in thinking that there should only ever be in-flight uploads present there?

I'm still on 6.03-5, planning to upgrade over the summer.



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