Reload modified config.php on shared host

Hi, I just upgraded to 12.0.6 on a shared host installation. Fine so far.

Since I recognized that I already have a lot of outdated files (deleted or redundant versions) on the server, I modified the settings for keeping deleted or previous versions files in the config.php.

How can I ‘activate’ this updated config.php?

Note: I cannot run occ on the server…

Best regards,
Robert

config.php is read on every request. So it will be activated immediately after altering it when visiting your Nextcloud.

Thanks Bernie. About 1 hr later I still see old files in the Trash (>6 months). Is this normal?

What exactly did you change in config.php?
Are the background jobs regularly executed? As far as I know they should empty the trash.

Hi, I added
’maintenance’ => false,
‘loglevel’ => 2,
‘trashbin_retention_obligation’ => ‘30,31’,
‘versions_retention_obligation’ => ‘14,15’,
);

How often are the backgroud jobs executed, and where can I check/ configure
that?

you can check that in the admin panel. There you can choose whether background jobs will be run via ajax/webcron/cron (EDIT: their last execution will also be mentioned there).

The syntax of your trashbin/versions entries looks good to me. Trash bin app and versions app are both enabled?

Hi, for now, I deleted the versions and trash manually (my file quota is in danger…) and disabled both functions. I will backup the important directories with rsync on a different system.