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Message 14373 - Posted: 4 Apr 2016, 13:18:44 UTC

The title is quite self-explanatory. Can we delete a session from the server ?

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Message 14374 - Posted: 4 Apr 2016, 14:22:24 UTC - in response to Message 14373.

Look here, was asked before.
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Message 14376 - Posted: 4 Apr 2016, 15:03:04 UTC

thanks. Although I wasn't asking about cancelling a currently running job to avoid useless computation but about deleting a finished session (with the raw images and videos) to save up server memory. Otherwise it means every session is stored in the server which will eventually run out of memory. But I guess the answer is the same. Only the admins can do it.

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Message 14382 - Posted: 4 Apr 2016, 20:28:12 UTC

8TB x a lot = way too much storage

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Message 15066 - Posted: 8 Feb 2017, 20:19:59 UTC - in response to Message 14382.

How big is the server exactly ?
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Message 15068 - Posted: 10 Feb 2017, 18:38:39 UTC - in response to Message 15066.
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Around 0.5 cubic meters.

Oh, you mean the specs?! Hard to say since it is somewhat virtualized, so "the server" is not just in one location and changes size dynamically based on how much it is used. Around 47TB of physical harddrive space is used to run BURP/RenderFarming.net at the moment.
More than half of it is allocated to a sub-project that has to do with building a new validator for Cycles-like renderers and it will eventually be deleted once a proper validation method has been developed.
The core of the project really doesn't use much storage:
Around 15GB of virtual storage is used for video, 102GB for data uploaded by artists, 5.1TB for frame storage and presentation, 26GB on fast SSDs for speeding up the website.

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Message 15070 - Posted: 10 Feb 2017, 23:23:32 UTC - in response to Message 15068.
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Thanks a lot for this detailed response.
0.5 cubic meters means it's pretty condensed.
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