We are using a level of version 6. On Monday we ran out of space on our D drive and it was recommended by your technician that I move off content in the above-referenced folder to another server to clear up some space. There were folders within this folder dating anywhere from 2004 to 2010.
I have compared its contents for the older years to the courses we have archived on another server, and the folders within courses\1 do not appear to have been archived at all, nor do they show up when listing courses in the Bb program, so I am reluctant to just delete them from courses\1 or from the server to where I moved them.
Because I am very new to Bb administration and am just filling in for another person who is unavailable, I need to understand what this repository is for and when one would know to delete what is in it in order to free up space on the server.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
The blackboard\content\vi\bb_bb60\courses\1 directory holds the files that are associated with the courses. Within that directory, files for each course are contained in a directory under that course's course ID, and within each course's directory are all the course files: files uploaded to the course by the instructor, submitted by students,
attached to discussion board messages, created as part of course or
gradebook exports, etc.
You should not simply delete folders from that directory, unless they are things like archived log files under d:\blackboard\logs\archives. It's possible to specify that Blackboard should store its course content files in a different location, but that would involve moving the current course files to that location and reconfiguring the system to look there.
Given that you are not a regular administrator and we do not have knowledge of your specific server setup and
configuration--plus, we are other end users, not Blackboard technical support--you really need to work with your Blackboard support technician, who can evaluate your server configuration and walk you through the process of changing and removing whatever can and should be removed.
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