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“Flush Cache Storage” - what does it do? 
 
lisali
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When you click the new “Flush Cache Storage” it asks mysteriously:

“Cache storage can contain another data. Are you sure that you want flush it?”

What the heck is that supposed to mean? Oh - and the spelling/grammar mistakes are not mine.
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I have got the same question? Anyone knows about it?

 
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I get 500 Internal Server Error when I use it.

 
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I’m an idiot - 03 April 2010 01:46 AM

I get 500 Internal Server Error when I use it.

Same here! Maybe that’s what it does! Ha ha!

 
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strange function with an dangerous warning… what kind of data will only be stored in the Cache ???

i also want to know that is does… wink

 
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I’m not sure what “Flush Magento Cache” does but “Flush Cache Storage” Removes all files and directories from the magento/var/cache directory or where you have it set to store.

I’ve always deleted the contents of this folder when flushing cache in the past. Its nice to have a button now.

I’d like to know what the “Flush Magento Cache” button does though.

 
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Flush Magento Cache - clears cache of items that relate to magento (that magento has created)
Flush Cache Storage - clears the cache of everything that is in the cache (includes that created by other sites)

 
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A little more in depth explanation of the above...

 
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Sometimes the cache location (like “/tmp/") or service (like Memcache) is shared with other applications. “Flush Magento Cache” removes only those entries that Magento reliably tracks as it’s own. “Flush Cache Storage” clears everything but might affect other applications if they’re using it.

Normally the location is “var/cache/” in Magento’s folder so is not shared after all. It is safe to use either button. Sometimes (rarely) entries are not clearly tagged or Magento loses track of them and only the second button has an effect on them. I tend to use the second button when I’m having difficulty tracking down the cause of a problem.

 
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