It has been a while since i did a clean up on the servers. And people who are new here probably wont know what i mean by that since i have not done it in 3 months so lets explain.
Over time all of the people who join the server build up files, lots of files. Stuff like inventory storage from OpenBlocks which im disabling on all servers to prevent this very thing. When you die on a server with OpenBlocks it makes 2 files every single time you die. Plus your player data, and mcmmo has a stupid system that logs what you did in each part of the world with mcmmo_region files which generate like a ant infestation.
Anything stored in databases im not touching, databases are very compressed and deleteing stuff from there would take more time then i would like. Databases store information on claims, mcmmo skills, jobs, towny, coreprotect, dynmap, etc.
So player data... Anyone who has not logged into the servers within 1 week from the time of maintenance will be deleted. This means your inventories, experience, last positions on the server, will all be deleted. Overall just by doing this frees up tens of thousands of files. In the last 2 months alone over 15,000 people have joined apoc servers.
The mcmmo data no one will notice it got deleted, it serves no purpose which is why i said its a stupid system. Any openblocks data files will also be deleted and all dimensions but the main worlds will be reset. This means worlds like NewSanctuary, Resource, Towny, Factions will remain intact while dimensions like UnderDark, The End, Nether, ETC will be deleted. I will not be deleteing Twilight Forest as this world was pre-generated like the main overworlds to stop it from raping clients and the server when loading it up and exploring it.
Once everythings been cleaned up everything will be backed up and brought back online. And hopefully with the decrease of hundreds of thousands of files the servers will be a bit more speedy. Last time i did this i deleted over 14 million files and the servers responsiveness practically trippled.