configuring the script for removing deleted videos in Kaltura CE4

Posted By : Arvind Das | 19-Jun-2012

I have seen while deleting videos ,audios and images from Kaltura Management Console , these deleted videos still reside on the disk and consume space.Here , I have explained how u can make a cron job which continuously monitor your file system and delete these file which is no longer available on KMC

  • First of all, download “latest client api libraries” from kaltura admin console. Steps:
    • Log in to your admin_console
    • Go to developer TAB.
    • Download latest php5 client libraries.
  • Create a directory named storagecleanup in /opt/kaltura
  • Create a lib folder in storagecleanup and move all downloaded client libraries into it.
    • (Change permission of all scripts to 777)
  • Now perform following steps
    deleteData($splitdelimit[0],$splitdelimit[1]);               //call file deletion method    
    serviceUrl = 'http://your_server_address/';
    $client = new KalturaClient($config);
    $secret = null;
    $userId = null;
    $type = null;
    $partnerId = null;
    $expiry = null;
    $privileges = null;
    $type = KalturaSessionType::ADMIN;
    $partnerId = KALTURA_PARTNER_ID;
    $results = $client->session->start($secret, $userId, $type, $partnerId, $expiry, $privileges);
    $filter = null;
    $pager = null;
    $filter = new KalturaBaseEntryFilter();
    $filter->statusEqual = KalturaEntryStatus::DELETED;
    $results = $client->baseEntry->listAction($filter, $pager);
                   foreach($results->objects as $item)
                           $entryRelatedFiles = glob($path.'/'.$item->id.'*');
                           foreach($entryRelatedFiles as $filename)
                           {  echo "file name:".$filename;
                                   //unlink($filename);                    //remove “//” to delete files
    /bin/echo "disk cleanup started";
    /bin/echo `date`
    /usr/bin/php /opt/kaltura/storagecleanup/AllPublishersStorageCleanup.php >> /opt/kaltura/log/diskcleanup.log
    /bin/echo "disk cleanup completed";
    /bin/echo `date`
    */2 * * * * /opt/kaltura/storagecleanup/ >> /opt/kaltura/log/crontabrun.log 2>&1 &
    • Create a file “” to store publisher’s credentials and store credentials as
    • Create a file as “AllPublishersStorageCleanup.php” to read content from credentials file. Add this code to it
    • Create a file as “StorageCleanup.php” which deletes the files with DELETED flag from disk. Add code to it as
    • Create a script as “ ” containing command to execute php file. Add command as
    • Edit your crontab and add following command to set it to loop in specified time

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Arvind Das

Technical Product Manager experienced in developing Real Time Planning Solutions, Video CMS with experience in Product Management and technical expertise in Reactive applications , Micro-services . Spending most of his time in planning , new solutions.

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