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Feature Request:  An autoarchive of closed bugs

Just ran into a problem with how fogbugz handles attachments. 

We have been using Fogbugz actively as our main issue & feature tracker for about 2 years now.  We also have about 2 years worth of screenshots, and other attachments. 

This translates into approximately 700 folders in one location, and a noticible slowdown when creating/editing bugs in fogbugz (and since I'm in charge of IT for engineering, some rather evil looks from my coworkers)

The manual fix for this was to filter the attachments folder by date, and to move everything from a particular date into an archive folder, however having the ability to do this as an option in fogbugz would be really nice, especially if it could be automated that active attachments for non closed bugs are in one folder, and attachments for closed bugs go into another folder...

this would potentially make reactivating a bug slower, but would keep edits to active bugs working a bit faster

Arthur Strutzenberg
Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Good point. This actually boils down to a problem with the way operating systems handle folders with hundreds of items in them. We should really break up the FileUploads folder into subfolders of subfolders of subfolders which will solve the performance problem.

As for filling out the hard drive... are you using a Windows server? If so there's a very handy utility available free in the Windows (2000/2003/XP) Resource Kit called "Robocopy" which is sort of like copy/xcopy on steroids. You can set it up to automatically move all files that haven't been accessed in a certain amount of time to another location. By scheduling the appropriate robocopy job this can run permanently and automatically.

Joel Spolsky
Fog Creek Software
Wednesday, July 07, 2004

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