Stacks 3 / RW Project Size Reduced

(Steve Harlington) #1


Has anyone else seen there RW project size reduced since installing Stacks 3?

When I review my RW project size in Time Machine:

26th August
Website 1 was 126.3 Mb
Website 2 was 271.2 Mb

Installed Stacks 3 on 27th August

28th August
Website 1 is 99.3 Mb
Website 2 is 184.9 Mb

Wondered if anyone else had seen this file size reduction?

I’ve checked my RW projects and all pages and stack are there and working.


(Isaiah Carew) #2

If you have time machine versions of these things, I’d be happy to take a look at the internals of the files and report on what is different between them.

Almost all the real file size of an larger RW project is in the media – the images stored in the project. So, my guess would be that it has do with a change that has been made recently to the images.

However, without more data on the subject, I don’t know that it’s productive to guess at what else might be the cause. If you send me the before and after files I can give provide you more detail by looking at their internals a bit.

If you’d like you can sign on to and send each project file zipped in a private message to me there.


(Steve Harlington) #3

Hi Isaiah

I have zipped up a copy of my current RW6 project and a restored copy from the 22-AUG-15 (93Mb & 126Mb) and uploaded to you on Slack for you to compare.

Thanks for your support

(Isaiah Carew) #4

Thanks! Got it.

And for those following along, it looks like a small optimization (removing old unused images) that we made in S3 had a large impact on these particular projects. All is verified as A-OK. Thanks Heppys_Golf for sending the files so quickly!!!


(Steve Harlington) #5

Great Support. Congrats on Stacks 3!