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[Q] CWM - Deleting Blob directory?

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clockwork58

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I tried to Google and couldn't find the correct answer I was looking for.

In the ClockworkMod directory, There's 2 folders: Backup and Blobs

The blobs folder has now grown to 1.33GB and contains 6233 files.
Can I clear out this folder?

I had 4 backups in the backups folder and deleted 2 older ones, to help free up 600MB.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks
 
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Evil Alex

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No, you can't. Or your back-ups will no longer work. The blobs are most of the back-up. Storing it this way means you can make incremental back-ups rather than all of them being stand-alone. Certain back-ups will share blobs, saving you space.

It's annoying, and it would be great if you could choose the stand-alone method or the blobs-method. But you can't.

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clockwork58

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Thanks EvilAlex,

But if I am happy with my current phone state, I could then delete them all the files in the blob folder plus the files in the "backup" folder and just create a new backup in CWM correct? [basically starting fresh]
 

Evil Alex

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Yes, you could do that. I did so just a few days ago. The back-ups I still had were obsolete. Still, just to be sure, I moved the back-ups to my SD card, just in case. Might be a good precaution for you, as well.
 
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taiber2000

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as i use CMWR backups before i use to install new ROM only (and one after successful stable phone) what i use to do is move the "gonna be" obsolete to my backup hdd in my pc and then create new backup. if everything is good and i want to backup again i do the same. so i only left with one backup in hand. the apps i backup via titanium backup, so i need the CWMR backup only for really ****ed up situations.
 

djxyon

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Yes, you could do that. I did so just a few days ago. The back-ups I still had were obsolete. Still, just to be sure, I moved the back-ups to my SD card, just in case. Might be a good precaution for you, as well.


My back-ups were old and obsolete, I do not need them more.
There is a folder 'd41' inside 'blobs'(clockworkdmod/blobs/d41), I cannot delete them, even blobs folder(deleted failed).
Even from PC, it says
"Cannot delete b41:The storage is write-protected.
Remove write-protection and try again."
Please help, sir. :confused: :confused:
Thanks..
 
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    I tried to Google and couldn't find the correct answer I was looking for.

    In the ClockworkMod directory, There's 2 folders: Backup and Blobs

    The blobs folder has now grown to 1.33GB and contains 6233 files.
    Can I clear out this folder?

    I had 4 backups in the backups folder and deleted 2 older ones, to help free up 600MB.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
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    No, you can't. Or your back-ups will no longer work. The blobs are most of the back-up. Storing it this way means you can make incremental back-ups rather than all of them being stand-alone. Certain back-ups will share blobs, saving you space.

    It's annoying, and it would be great if you could choose the stand-alone method or the blobs-method. But you can't.

    Sent from my SGH-I927 using xda app-developers app
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    Yes, you could do that. I did so just a few days ago. The back-ups I still had were obsolete. Still, just to be sure, I moved the back-ups to my SD card, just in case. Might be a good precaution for you, as well.