2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 7, 2016 2:27 PM by Alexander Mou

    The tde files in \dataengine\extract

    Alexander Mou

      Seems like a caching place. It takes up a lot space.

      Can I delete those files with an old time stamp?

      Is there a way to auto-clean up?


      Thanks for any hint of help.


        • 1. Re: The tde files in \dataengine\extract
          Matt Coles

          Hey Alexander. That's the location that Tableau Server stores data extracts associated with Workbooks and Data Sources. The date is as old as it says presumably because someone published something that is backed by an extract, but it's not set up to frequently refresh (or to refresh at all). So if you start deleting old files out of here, you'll start breaking people's workbooks and / or datasources.


          Older versions of the same extract get automatically cleaned up after the extract is refreshed. You really shouldn't need to be doing anything manual with these files.


          If you're concerned about space, I recommend starting to periodically review the content on Server for size and how often it's used, then having people start cleaning up stuff that doesn't meet the bar.

          • 2. Re: The tde files in \dataengine\extract
            Alexander Mou

            Thanks Matt for the clarification.


            On Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 2:12 PM, Matt Coles <