10 Replies Latest reply on Dec 18, 2013 7:25 AM by Donna Coles

    What is the Purge Files Background Task on Tableau Server?

    Donna Coles

      We've been having some performance issues with our Tableau Server setup.  Once of the things we've just noticed is there's a 'purge files' background task running on one of our worker servers.  Its been noticed today as its still running after several hours.  Inspection of the task suggests its been failing daily though was running successfully back in September.  At times the job is failing after a few minutes, other times after a few hours.


      This isn't a task that we've enabled and we have no idea what it actually is - searching on these forums, via google or the installed server help finds no references to this particular task.


      Any insight would be very useful.


      Thanks in advance.