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Once started, is there any way to cancel the Media Synchronization?

I have a very large collection of files in the database and have again run out of disk space; Magento will happily continue creating 0kb files in the media folder until it has finished.

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  • Is there such a thing as Media Synchronization built in Magento that I'm not aware of? (other than the media/get.php file) O_o
    – Erfan
    Apr 9, 2015 at 2:05
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    Via admin: System > Configuration > System > Storage Configuration for Media Apr 9, 2015 at 2:11

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There is no way to interrupt the synchronization process without killing the PHP process.

Depending on your OS and web server, you can find PHP processes with a command like

ps u -C php

then figure out which process it is based on the START time and call

kill 123

with 123 being the PID of the process found in the previous output.

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In the end I just restarted the apache server.

I'm not sure what options there would be for people on a shared server.

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