If these questions don't make sense I apologize, but I don't really understand how baggage files work.
I am working with baggage files in RH-5. I have several projects with somewhere over 3000 baggage files (mostly pdfs). There are about 700 of them that I don't need anymore. I have gone through the projects and deleted references to the baggage files from the topics, I also deleted the files from the baggage file folder. After republishing the projects the pdf files are still on the server. Do I need to manually delete the pdfs from the server? I don't recall copying the pdfs to the server in the first place, did RH do that as part of the publishing process?
If RH publishes the pdfs to the server, can I delete all of the pdf files from the server and would RH replace those that are still in the project? I don't have a list of the files that need to be deleted so if I could use this approach it would save me a lot of time.
Thanks for any help, it is always appreciated!
You should be safe in clearing the server of all PDF and allowing the Publishing process to replace only those that are part of your project.
As you have encountered, the Publishing process will never delete files from the server. Anything you wish to delete will need to be deleted manually.
...which applies to all files (.htm, .gif, etc.).
That's why we periodically empty the output folders on our machines and on the server (clears the deadwood).
Great, thank you.