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GS Tony
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Today I’m noticing these files in my root directory that are between 14mb and 30mb in size.  They’re named core.2XXXX (XXXX is a random series of numbers).  Does anyone know what those are?

 
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Ask your host provider, those are either from maintenance or terminated process. You can delete, but you should ask them to investigate.

 
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Those files are Linux core dumps which are generated when a program terminates unexpectedly, e.g. due to a bug or error. You should contact your server administrator for more information.

The files are not needed for Magento, so you can safely delete/ignore them.

 
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GS Tony
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Thanks for the replies fellas I’ll check with my host.

 
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I had the same issue.
My problem seems to be such that everytime i run a cron manually on the newsletter (by visiting the cron.php), it generates a series of such errors.

It is a simple error message but in MBs (some as big an hundreds of MBs) and it autogenerate till GBs of space is taken up and i got a email notification on space constrain.

I just screwed up the service provider for making me logging in every few minutes to hit the delete button until the cron finishes.
Now i’m on alert whenever i use the cron job for newsletter, always going back to Cpanel to hit delete.

 
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Hi,

Im running Magento CE v1.8.1 and in the last 2 days some core.9xxxx files where created on the root of my Magento website.

Regarding this i have 2 questions to anyone who can give me a help:

1- Can i delete this files? Or are they needed for Magento to work properly?

2- How can i know the reason for this files to have been created?

Thanks

 
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