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Periodic cleaning up for files created by SQL filestream.

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I added a filestream column in one of the sql tables.

I am storing word documents into that column - from the web using ASP.net functions.

I am able to store and retrieve the files from the filestream column. My concern is that, every time I add or modify the files, it creates lots of physical files in the associated folder. Is there a best way to periodically cleanup theose files (that were created as part of the filestream).  

I found few methods from my search. But most of them are unclear.

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RP
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Just to be clear, where are these files, and is there a reason for not cleaning them up at the end of "store into DB"?

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The files are automatically created by the SQL server.

They are stored on the same folder where the database files are stored (ProgramFiles\MicrosoftSQLServer\MSSQL10.MSSQLSERVER\MSSQL\Data\[specific database name]).

Inside the specific database sub folder, there is one subfolder with the name $FSLOG, a file with the name filestream.hdr and several other subfolders (they are all automatically created as part of the filestream updates).

Regarding cleaning up - that is my main concern. We cannot simply delete these files. We need to check if the are old enough to be deleted. I believe SQL has a command. But I am not clear whether we need to run that command manually. If so, when we need to run?

Thanks,

RP
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Resolved. The SQL server does this automatically and so no action needed by the user unless there are some space issues in the database.
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