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BO4 - size of logging folder looks bigger than actually is

former_member272336
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Hi,

Our bo4 logging directory growing largEr - looking to do some housekeeping.

When right click and see size of folDer two different sizes - size and size on disk.

Why the diffErence and any reason should show larger than sum of fiels in folder?

Thanks

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jens_grotholtmann
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This has technical reasons:

If you want to save a single character, maybe a byte on your hard disk, it'll use up a hole block of disk space. Operating System or to be more exact the file system splits the hard disk into blocks to manage the data stored inside. Now one of these blocks can only belong to a single file. And there you see, why one byte can use up 1 or 2 or even 4 kilo Byte of disk space.

So many small files can use up a lot more disk space, than they need to, if the data would be stored inside on huge file.

Hope I was clear.

former_member272336
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Thanks for advice.

Assume when remove file solder than n days all the space wil lbe freed up.

Is this correct?

Thanks

jens_grotholtmann
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Indeed, yes.

Here is an interesting article about housekeeping activities:

Although you might want to check your logging settings and log less events, to improve performance a little.

Hope it helps.

former_member272336
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Thanks for reply.

former_member182521
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I have written this only because of the fact that I also came across the same thing. Check if this helps.

Business Objects Program Object - what we can do

former_member272336
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Thanks for advice.

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Former Member
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If you check 'Show all files' option in file folder option, you should see all the files..