I'm trying to determine if there is an easy way to delete prior versions of files for individual files in EPDM.
Thanks in advance.
Only with 2018
2017 SOLIDWORKS PDM Help - Cold Storage Schemas
If your aware of the negatives with delete versions, cold storage is away however; I have been reading on negative performance with servers if you do setup cold storage. anyone else know this as well? or can provide a right way to setup cold storage......
Not good practice, your previous versions if they are part models these are probably used in some assemblies therefore you will affect history versions and being able to see previous versions of your files. If they are released files through a workflow there is no reason to ever want to remove history of released files. If there is a good reason save the file you want to a new name and delete and destroy the file.
I cant see why anyone would want to remove history on a database ever! unless its migrated data that is confusing everyone.
We're only really using EPDM as a vault to control released drawings. Many times we have 1 GB + files that are just taking up space. I am speaking of versions and not revisions by the way. We are only storing 5 versions of a revision, but still, if I check in a file 5 times, I have just used an addition 4 GB on a single file for nothing....
We don't use previous versions on released parts, ever.
I'm with you, storage is cheap!
Retrieving data ...