Sorry for the inconveniences, but there is another thing you will ned to perform to complete this workaround.
After enabling the trashcan you will see that it works, but the space of your instance will not be reduced because it is not deleting any file there.
The behaviour is the following:
When you upload a file to Alfresco creates a .bin file in the contentstore folder and generate a reference in the database of that file. When you delete the document from your personal files in Alfresco, it just updates the database and when you purge the deleted items (using the trashcan) Alfresco destroys all the references in the database to that .bin file.
After that, the cronjob that the trashcan runs will move the purged files from the contentstore folder to the contentstore.deleted one. Then a cron in the OS should clean periodically that folder.
So, in order to configure the cron job of the trashcan you will need to take a look at this Alfresco documentation in order to add that configuration to the
After configuring the cron job and waiting the right amount of time you will see that the
/opt/bitnami/apps/alfresco/data/contentstore.deleted contains files. You can check this executing these commands:
sudo du -sh * | sort -hr | head -n10
Then you can move the content of the
contentstore.deleted folder to the temporal folder (
/tmp/exampleFolder, for example) just to check the behaviour of Alfresco hasn't changed and then you can delete that temporal folder
I hope this information is useful for you.
Thank you and best regards,
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