I discovered some problems with Smart Groups that use IN search criteria for custom fields not showing counts. I have the scheduled job Rebuild Smart Group Cache running. However, only after running Administer -> System Settings -> Cleanup Caches and Update Paths, then selecting Update Smart Group Counts, was I able to see updated Smart Group counts.

It seems running the scheduled job Clean-up Temporary Data and Files should do the same thing as Cleanup Caches, since it "[r]emoves temporary data and files, and clears old data from cache tables". Is that the case?

Currently the scheduled job Cleanup Caches and Update Paths is disabled.

So - is there any reason to not run the scheduled job Clean-up Temporary Data and Files every hour?

Thanks so much!

  • I have mine set to run every hour and have for quite some time now and have seen no issues with it.
    – frTommy
    Jan 9, 2017 at 17:05
  • @frTommy thanks, I've had it running hourly now since last night, no issues have occured that I see, scheduled job log is reporting Success for each occurrence. Jan 10, 2017 at 1:20

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Check how long it takes to run on your system. if it doesn't take too long, I don't see any reason not to run it hourly.

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