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Backup is way too large. Trash cleaner not running?

Hi guys, I have a rather old installation of Alfresco

Alfresco Share v5.1.f
Alfresco Community v5.2.0
(r125711-b6) schema 10001
 

and I noticed that the backup is way too bigger than I think it's supposed to be. If I measure \\alf\alfresco it's about 90GB but if I check out the contentsore directory it's twice that size. The trashcan cleaner is configured

trashcan-cleaner.cron=0 30 * * * ?

trashcan-cleaner.keepPeriod=P1D
trashcan-cleaner.deleteBatchCount=1000
system.content.deleted.cronExpression=0 0 23 * * ?

system.content.orphanProtectDays=2

but when I went to trash can in web interface I saw files from previous year and I couldn't find any entries about trash cleaner in alfresco.log or share.log. Is it supposed to  be in another log file? Is it not supported by my alfresco version at all (should be supported starting with 5.2)? 

As far as I know the contentStoreCleaner which moves items deleted from trash  can to contentstore.deleted is run at 4 am by default, it there a way to reschedule it?  The backup takes ages and not always ready by this time. 

 
 
 
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Alfresco Employee

Re: Backup is way too large. Trash cleaner not running?

Hope this helps:

https://github.com/keensoft/alfresco-deleted-content-store-cleaner

You don't need to use this addon, but all the processes related with document removal are described in the readme file.

Software Engineer in Alfresco Search Team.
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Re: Backup is way too large. Trash cleaner not running?

Thanks for reply, unfortunately it doesn't help to understand why trashcan cleaner is not working. Contentstore.deleted is not really a problem since it's not included in a backup. 

Moderator
Moderator

Re: Backup is way too large. Trash cleaner not running?

It will be helpful to get some logs configured and observe what's going on. Try configuring below logs :

log4j.logger.org.alfresco.trashcan=DEBUG
log4j.logger.org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper=DEBUG
log4j.logger.org.alfresco.service.cmr.repository=DEBUG
log4j.logger.org.alfresco.schedule=DEBUG

Use this config in your log4j.properties file. It will write all the above logs to a separate file so it doesn't mixup other things which will be helpful for you to debug. 

#Scheduled jobs logs
log4j.logger.org.alfresco.trashcan=DEBUG,ScheduledJobs
log4j.logger.org.alfresco.repo.transaction.RetryingTransactionHelper=DEBUG,ScheduledJobs
log4j.logger.org.alfresco.service.cmr.repository=DEBUG,ScheduledJobs
log4j.logger.org.alfresco.schedule=DEBUG,ScheduledJobs

###### ScheduledJobs File appender definition #######
log4j.appender.ScheduledJobs=org.apache.log4j.DailyRollingFileAppender
log4j.appender.ScheduledJobs.File=/usr/local/tomcat/logs/ScheduledJobsLog.log
log4j.appender.ScheduledJobs.Append=true
log4j.appender.ScheduledJobs.DatePattern='.'yyyy-MM-dd
log4j.appender.ScheduledJobs.layout=org.apache.log4j.PatternLayout
log4j.appender.ScheduledJobs.layout.ConversionPattern=%d{yyyy-MM-dd} %d{ABSOLUTE} %-5p [%c] [%t] %m%n

Try running trash can cleaner job via admin console and see what you get. 

 

~Abhinav
(ACSCE, AWS SAA-C02, GAIQ)
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Re: Backup is way too large. Trash cleaner not running?

Where can I find log4j.properties file and where the log4j log will be located?

How to run trash can cleaner job via admin console?

Active Member

Re: Backup is way too large. Trash cleaner not running?

And one more question if I may what does contentstore folder consists of? I thought it's only sites data, but it's 3 times larger than my sites folder. I have cleaned up trash can manually and I can see those gigabites gone but still sites folder is about 40GB and contentstore 130GB, how so?

Moderator
Moderator

Re: Backup is way too large. Trash cleaner not running?


@statira wrote:

Where can I find log4j.properties file and where the log4j log will be located?

How to run trash can cleaner job via admin console?

 


Custom logs can be placed within custom modules as well as here: $ALF_HOME/tomcat/shared/classes/alfresco/extension/dev-log4j.properties or $ALF_HOME/tomcat/shared/classes/alfresco/extension/custom-log4j.properties

You can add suggested configs in any of the above files. 

Have a look at this documentation: https://docs.alfresco.com/5.1/concepts/dev-extensions-modules-module-log4j.html

Seems you are using community version, so you can not trigger jobs from admin console. You will not see options. However, you can install this add-on which has several helpful tools including option to run jobs on demand when its really needed.

https://github.com/OrderOfTheBee/ootbee-support-tools

 

~Abhinav
(ACSCE, AWS SAA-C02, GAIQ)
Moderator
Moderator

Re: Backup is way too large. Trash cleaner not running?


And one more question if I may what does contentstore folder consists of?


Contentstore is not only for site data, it is for the repository. 

You should get idea of lifecycle of a node, read this post: https://blog.dbi-services.com/understand-the-lifecycle-of-alfresco-nodes/

 

Go through this documentation for more details on repository architecture and content stores: 

https://docs.alfresco.com/5.1/concepts/alfresco-arch-about.html

https://docs.alfresco.com/5.1/concepts/cs-overview.html

https://docs.alfresco.com/5.1/concepts/cs-manage.html

~Abhinav
(ACSCE, AWS SAA-C02, GAIQ)
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Re: Backup is way too large. Trash cleaner not running?

I've set up logging it has

org.alfresco.filesys.repo.FilesystemTransactionAdvice$PropagatingException: org.alfresco.jlan.server.filesys.IOControlNotImplementedException: Custom IO control request not implemented

org.alfresco.repo.security.permissions.AccessDeniedException: 11090003 Access Denied. You do not have the appropriate permissions to perform this operation.

What kind of permissions does it mean?

org.alfresco.filesys.repo.FilesystemTransactionAdvice$PropagatingException: java.io.FileNotFoundException: \Sites\sales\documentLibrary\Документы по пресейлам\Desktop.ini

and

org.alfresco.filesys.repo.FilesystemTransactionAdvice$PropagatingException: java.io.FileNotFoundException: \Sites\sales\documentLibrary\Документы по пресейлам\AutoRun.inf

for several sites 

org.springframework.extensions.webscripts.WebScriptException: 11090001 Wrapped Exception (with status template): 11090026 Failed to execute script 'classpath*:alfresco/templates/webscripts/org/alfresco/repo$pository/thumbnail/thumbnail.get.js': 11090025 11090024 Transformation failed to obey timeout limit

and more.

 

 

 

Moderator
Moderator

Re: Backup is way too large. Trash cleaner not running?

With partial logs, can't say anything for sure. Please clear the log: 

/usr/local/tomcat/logs/ScheduledJobsLog.log

And re-generate the log and share the file here.  

~Abhinav
(ACSCE, AWS SAA-C02, GAIQ)