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I have a SAN environment with LUNs used only for saving documents (. doc, jpg, mp3, xls etc.). I would like to know the best way to delete from these LUN to temporary file word, file thumb, ~ tmp, etc.. For desktop PCs i use software like WiseDiskCleaner. thanks Jack Barrier

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You do find FOLDER 2> /dev/null | grep ~$ | xargs rm (get all entry names | filter those ended with '~' | wipe them). Back it up and good luck. –  galegosimpatico Dec 12 '13 at 15:57
    
What make/model is your SAN? How is it presenting its storage for these LUNs? Are you presenting it as block storage to an intermediate file server or are you using something like CIFS to present the storage directly to clients? –  MDMarra Dec 12 '13 at 15:59

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You don't delete files directly from a SAN. The LUNs are attached to servers and you would use a utility on the server to perform that operation on the LUN

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so for example a utility like WiseDisk cleaner –  Jack Barrier Dec 12 '13 at 15:55

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