[Zope] Zope database file grows when no one is modifying it

Thomas Bennett bennetttm at appstate.edu
Fri Oct 19 08:53:04 EDT 2007

Well first, is it actually Data.fs that you see growing or are you just seeing 
less disk space from a reporting tool, you just said the "Zope site has 
filled up".  If it is not Data.fs then look at the size of your logs, often, 
and which one is growing fastest and how big is it.  Also, do you have an 
external service that connects to your Zope site to upload any kind of data?  
I've had this happen with a video camera that I had ftp-ing a jpeg every 10 
seconds to the server, it didn't take long to fill up the undo list so fast 
that Zope stopped serving because Zope couldn't add to the log file, thank 
goodness for datafspack.py (I think that was the name of it).


On Friday 19 October 2007 01:32, Jamie O'Keefe wrote:
> I am administering a Zope/CMF site running Zope 2.6.4 with python
> 2.2.3.  We have been running low on space and have not been able to
> clean out the database of old edits.
> We are moving other sites over to a new server and were able to free
> up about 3GB.  Unfortunately, our main Zope site has filled up most of
> that space quite rapidly.  We haven't edited it much so it is unclear
> why it is growing so quickly.
> What might be amiss?
> Thanks!
> Jamie
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