My runtime/cache folder is over 200GB in size. Is there a config setting or some way of limiting the size of the folder, rather than the cache duration?

Secondly, what could cause such disk usage?

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There's not a native Craft way to do that.

You could setup a cron job that hit a plugin's controller and delete items in cache based on size/date created, etc.

My guess is you've got a plugin installed doing some heavy caching. You can try opening the largest cache files (it's all just serialized text data) and see if the type of data gives you a clue to where it's coming from.

  • Thanks Brad - so on a vanilla Craft install, the cache folder would not grow substantially? Nov 10, 2016 at 8:44
  • Nope. Craft only caches for 24 hour by default, so out-of-the-box it should be pretty self-sustaining.
    – Brad Bell
    Nov 10, 2016 at 23:15

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