Orphaned Attachments will not delete

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Orphaned Attachments will not delete

Post by skybound » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:36 am

phpBB version 3.0.12
MySQL 5.1.72-2-log

I have slipped a little and ended up with just short of 1200 orphaned attachments. When I select the mark all to delete and submit - the page just refreshes and does not delete any of the orphans.

Thinking that it may have been the volume I tried to do 1 single file in the list - and it too will not delete.

Tried attaching 1 file to a post to see if that would help - also no luck.

Have tried via two separate machines, on two different ISPs and that too did not help.

Any ideas as to what I can look at to delete my orphans?

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Re: Orphaned Attachments will not delete

Post by skybound » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:55 am

Any ideas on how I can manually sort this issue out?

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Re: Orphaned Attachments will not delete

Post by Oyabun1 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:21 am

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Also, how did you end up with 1200 orphaned attachments?
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Re: Orphaned Attachments will not delete

Post by skybound » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:55 am

We have a busy board - we do just on 15million pages/month (AWStats). One of our sections is a photography section and many posts are orphaned there. Also a busy classifieds section. Normally do the clearing weekly - but been a little busy, so slipped by.

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Please describe your problem. I have slipped a little and ended up with just short of 1200 orphaned attachments. When I select the mark all to delete and submit - the page just refreshes and does not delete any of the orphans.

Thinking that it may have been the volume I tried to do 1 single file in the list - and it too will not delete.

Tried attaching 1 file to a post to see if that would help - also no luck.

Have tried via two separate machines, on two different ISPs and that too did not help.

Any ideas as to what I can look at to delete my orphans?
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Re: Orphaned Attachments will not delete

Post by skybound » Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:00 am

Now up to 1305 orphans :oops:

Assume to try problem solve - code is in acp_attachments and specifically following the
case 'orphan':
if ($submit)

Will start reading through to see if I can problem solve.

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Re: Orphaned Attachments will not delete

Post by mentaldev » Thu Apr 10, 2014 1:53 am

Hi,

I know this is an old thread but I have the exact same issue and wondering if you found a solution?

Cheers, Jason

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Re: Orphaned Attachments will not delete

Post by Marshalrusty » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:02 am

If you haven't modified the attachment functionality in any way and don't mind giving me access to your server, I wouldn't mind taking a look to see what's going on. Could be a bug related to some specific server configuration.
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Re: Orphaned Attachments will not delete

Post by Zunflappie » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:07 am

I know its an old topic, but I have the same.
No changes made in de attachment-code-stuff.
Version of phpBB 3.1.10

Cant remove them... I can select them all, and chose to delete, but only thing happend is page-refresh without action.

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Re: Orphaned Attachments will not delete

Post by stevemaury » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:31 pm

Please start your own topic in the proper forum - 3.1.x Support.
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