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I've been having major issues with robots leaving sessions files. Over 100 sessions / second. At some point Redis just stopped accepting the sessions and Magento went to writing them back to disk. I have no idea what happened there. I flushed the DB and it still refused to use Redis. But that is a problem for another day because I then discovered the session problem.

So I've changed robots to limit crawls every 30 minutes and I blocked the Baiduspider/2.0 user agent to no avail.

I created a CRON job to search the session files every 15 minutes because I still want legitimate sessions to exist for a week.

grep -lrIZ Baiduspider/2.0; /var/session/* | xargs -0 rm -f --

So my question is there anything better / cleaner to handle this. Followup is there a command for Redis that will do the same thing I'm doing with CRON and the file system

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  • Honestly since this is more around bots/spiders and Redis than Magento: blog-en.openalfa.com/… & webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/29883/…
    – B00MER
    Commented Mar 6, 2016 at 5:08
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    I've already made changes like these. It's not reducing the amount of bot session files. In addition I'm still looking for a solution for removing sessions of bots from Redis while leaving legitimate sessions.
    – innerspace
    Commented Mar 6, 2016 at 7:32
  • How do you currently have Redis configured in your local.xml?
    – B00MER
    Commented Mar 6, 2016 at 22:10

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