Short answer-no. This type of thing can be minimized with strict workflow standards but someone has to put them into effect and hold people responsible for sticking to them.
Hi peter not sure if it can be done this way but you could check the Scripts part of this forum and see if they know of a way to code it. Or maybe there is a plugin or other script that they know about that could help.
Thanks for the info. It sounds like a product that could be really handy, especially in larger organisations.
Thanks, I'll see what I can find on the scripts forum.
like data deduplication in Server 2012
You need to store old publications in some BackUp place with resistant to damage RAID.
Deduplication feature have it some backup soft, such as Acronis -
And not store all packages, store only last package. Why you need all old "raw" data? This is a work of your employees to prepare for you last package and delete all old-unnecessary folders/files.
The problem is content gets reused across multiple InDesign files, so it wouldn't make sense to delete the "raw" data.
Ideally there need to be some sort of central repository where raw files can get stored. Then some sort of protection mechanism whereby if a raw file tried to get deleted, a message pop up that says "This file is referenced in the following other InDesign files, are you sure you want to delete" gets displayed.
Anyway it looks like i'm after a solution that is no out there atm.
You want a spherical horse in vacuum. If you think that saving on hard drives more important than data of publications - you choose a wrong way. Reread my last post about Acronis.