I just ran out of disk space! And the culprit is DAE…
OK, slightly my own fault as I know this issue exists plus the fact that I’m testing out scripts means I’m running thousands of DAE sessions but…
Every time DAE runs it creates a temporary folder with a copy of one 75Mb file in it. The folder names are semi-random but always start with “tensorflow_native_libraries-” followed by some numbers etc
As long as DAE isn’t currently running these files are just taking up space so every so often you want to delete them (until DAE hopefully tidy up after theirselves). To do this cut & paste the following “magic” name into Windows Explorer’s address bar …
This will become something like C:\Users\Simon\AppData\Local\Temp (your name will replace mine) - note that this directory is not usually visible so this is one of the few ways to navigate to it.
Once you’re there just shift-select all the tensorflow_… and delete them
[DAE - Please resolve this rather old issue in 1.2.8]
It should be noted that having a LOT of files in a directory can slow things down. As I had many thousands of tensorflow_… directories clogging up my own temp dir the end result was the degredation of the speed my script was running at. With all this crap it could only manage about 600 background removal tasks per hour. Deleting the junk has increased performance and I’m up to 1300 operations an hour (amazing, eh?)
Having spotted this issue I’m going to make some alterations to the series of PHP scripts I’m writing presently to periodically clear out the rubbish.