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Content store data deletion

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I have conentstore configured in below content store location.

D:\alfresco-content-services\alf_data\contentstore\2019

I want to delete above shown 2019 folder . I dont need 2019 anymore.  Essentilally  , I need to do purging .

If i delete files above folder ,will it clean-up the metadata and indexes also ?

or will it corrupt my respository ? Whats the best way to achive bulk deletion , which will delete references in database also without corrupting repo ?

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Re: Content store data deletion

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You can remove a folder or select multiple files to delete them in a row. That options are available in the UI.

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Hope this helps you to understand how to remove storage for deleted nodes:

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

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Hi , thanks for this usefull link . 

I have another qustion too - Is it possible to  physically move file from contentstore folder to conentstore.deleted folder .  

I have bulk deletion , I was thinking to write PS script to move files physially to conentstore.deleted folder .  Is this approach will work out ?  OR will it corrupt the repository ?

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Re: Content store data deletion

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Files references need also to be removed from Database and SOLR, so moving them directly from filesystem would corrupt your repository.

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Thanks a lot for the reply , 

Is there a bulk deletion script or addons ?   deleting files individually from Alfresco UI is tedious task . 

Regards

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Re: Content store data deletion

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You can remove a folder or select multiple files to delete them in a row. That options are available in the UI.

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But its running in GBs . I  have around 7.5 GB worth of data to be deleted. This is impossible to do using Alfresco UI .  Even if i select and delete from UI .
 I am worried about the perfromance . Though its onetime time activity , I need to delete this for 12 months of data , which 12* 7.5 GB