"Orphan" attachments in database - bug?
On a few Redmine systems I've noticed some attachments without container id and some of those even without disk filename (some do have disk filename set and the file does exist). Is this a Redmine bug? These orphan attachmens appear both in Redmine 2.4 with MySQL and Redmine 2.5 with PostgreSQL on different Linux systems, so it shouldn't be system- or configuration-specific.
RE: "Orphan" attachments in database - bug? - Added by Jan Niggemann (redmine.org team member) over 9 years ago
When a user attaches a file to an issue, a wiki page, etc., the file is immediately uploaded. Only later, when the form is submitted, it is attached.
From 2.3.0 upwards you can use the rake task
rake redmine:attachments:prune to remove uploaded files left unattached for one day.
Edit: Remember to include your
RAILS_ENV in the command and see RedmineRake for other rake tasks.