I was wondering if someone could help me with the following issue:

I'm saving assets on Amazon S3 and as per Craft's documentation Craft is keeping a copy of remote assets in storage/runtime/assets/sources folder. The issue is that this website has a lot of images and sources folder in storage is taking up a lot of space. It can go up to 5GB.

Is there a way I can tell Craft to not keep a copy of remote assets?

Many thanks

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You can instruct Craft not to keep a local copy of remote assets by setting the maxCachedCloudImage config variable to 0 (zero).

It may be worth experimenting with that setting, to find a balance between caching some smaller images locally (thereby speeding up transformations), and preserving disk space.

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