[Cdash] cdash backup directory not being cleaned up

David Cole DLRdave at aol.com
Fri Mar 27 18:50:54 UTC 2015

Ah ha! I just checked mine, and I have 3.8 G worth of *.xml files
dating all the way back to May 22, 2013 in my backup folder: the week
that I set it up...

I have this in my config.local.php, intending to keep things around for a week:
$CDASH_BACKUP_TIMEFRAME = '168'; // in hours

Good thing it's not a high-volume CDash server!

Looking forward to a fix for this one. ;-)

On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 1:19 PM, Clinton Stimpson <clinton at elemtech.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have another problem with cdash.
> The backup directory contains the submitted .xml files.
> I have in my cdash/config.php file
> $CDASH_BACKUP_TIMEFRAME = '48'; // 48 hours
> According to this, the .xml files older than 48 hours are supposed to be
> cleaned up when new submissions arrive.
> http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/CDash:Administration#Backup_mechanism
> This is not the case for me.  My backup directory is accumulating and contains
> files from the distant past.  Much more than 48 hours ago.
> Is anyone else seeing this, or could it be specific to my setup?
> For example, I install cdash in a version specific folder, and then make a
> softlink for apache.  I don't know if something like that would prevent the
> cleanup.  Permissions shouldn't be a problem because apache can put the files
> there, so it should be able to remove them.
> Clint
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