Culling media from filesystem after API/KMC removal

It would appear that the Community Edition of Kaltura does not automatically delete assets on the filesystem that are associated with entries that have been removed by way of the API or KMC. This is nice, as it gives the ability to recover media that may have been inadvertently removed, but also makes it difficult to go through and reclaim disk space.

Is there any option that can be enabled within Kaltura to immediately or periodically delete the associated asset files from storage, or is this something that would need to be implemented on our end as an additional batch service/cronjob/etc based on our own retention needs?


In the publisher specific configuration there is a checkbox named “purge files on deletion”. I think this is what you are looking for.

Thanks, that did work, but also has caused player UIConf files to be automatically deleted from the server on update. I’ll file a bug on Kaltura/Server.

Edit: Looks like Jess has already reported it :smile: