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Automatic empty space creation before deployment
Posted by Panagiotis Mantzouranis on 04 February 2019 01:55 PM

Gizmo includes an automatic system to delete files/folders on the target partition in order to create the necessary space before deploying a profile. 

  1. Gizmo calculates the total size of the deployment profile that is about to deploy.
  2. Gizmo checks if there is empty space on the client equal to the size of step 1.
  3. If the required space is not present, Gizmo performs the following:
    1. It gathers usage statistics of all the deployment profiles present in the Gizmo DB. Based on the total hours played for each game, it shorts deployment profiles from less used to most used.
    2. Deletion of the less used deployment profile is performed, then the available space is recalculated. If the space is still not enough, gizmo deletes the next less used deployment profile target dir.
    3. The process is repeated until the empty space is equal to step 1, or there are no more deployment profiles to delete, in which case a "not enough disk space" message will appear on the client interface.

To enable the option in gizmo, check the "Allocate free space" option in Client Settings.

Optionally you can configure Gizmo to delete extra space during the procedure.


Note: If, for example, Gizmo is trying to deploy a profile on the D partition, it will only delete folders on that same partition.

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