SOS Server temp directory is full of folders and files

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2004 9:05 am
The SourceOffSite Server creates a temporary directory for each client user
when a session is started. The directory is named for the user and a random
string of numbers, and is located in the temp directory located in the
SourceOffSite Server directory. For example, user 'Bob' would have a temp
directory called \SourceOffSite\temp\bob3847092870438.

When the Server is transferring a file to the Client, the Server copies the file
to the temp directory. When the transfer is complete, the Server deletes the
file. In a normal situation, when the Client is inactive, the temp directory is
empty. When the user exits the session the server should remove this
directory.

Sometimes the 'temp' directory is not cleaned up properly if the socket is
closed unexpectedly (for example if the connection is closed by a firewall etc.)
or if you attempt to add '.scc' files to the database from the IDE Clients.
Since '.scc' files cannot be checked into the VSS database,
they are left behind in the 'temp' directory.

The leftover files are benign and can be deleted.

1. Make sure no one is currently connected to SourceOffSite.
2. Stop the SourceOffSite server service.
3. Delete all subfolders in the temp directory
4. Restart the SOS Server service.
Linda Bauer
SourceGear
Technical Support Manager

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