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History Cleaning

Hi All,

i use the business objects plattform to schedule reports and send them to customers.

Now i have the problem that my server is running out of hard disk space as the filestore is placed on C:.

Two questions regarding this:

- how to reduce the number of history entries? (now its 20, 10 would be enough)

- is there a way how to get rid of all old reports sent to customers? I can browse manually through the filestore and delete but this takes too much time as we have more then 1000 reports in our bi system. Is there a better solution for it?

Kind Regards


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    Nov 03, 2015 at 11:29 AM


    Set the Global limits for each folder or specific reports.Right click on the folder->Limits->"Delete excess instances when there are more than N instances of an object" default 100 to 10 or 20.


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    Nov 05, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Hi Amit,

    i set new entries but nothing happens. How can do an adhoc cleaning of the filestore?

    Kind Regards

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    • I'm not absolutely certain this is true with 4.1, but in earlier versions limits only took effect when a schedule ran for a specific report.  So, if a schedule didn't run, the limit was never applied.

      You can always go to the Instance Manager and do two things:

      1.  Delete all failed instances.

      2.  Set a date range and delete all "old" instances.

      You could also write a program using either the Java or .NET SDK to go through and delete old instances.