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Craft CMS events, tips, plugins, and one broken heart 💔.

Hello, Craft friends. Welcome to issue 107 of Craft Link List.

As this issue hits the internet, we're just one day from Dot One in Melbourne. The sessions for the event looks really interesting. If there are links to slides or videos, they'll end up in a future issue.

The big Craft event of the year, Dot All, has been announced for Amsterdam on September 23-25; check the link below for early bird pricing. Plus, there are more posts on making you a better Craft developer, plugins and more.

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Running out of disk space?

Andrea shared a tip on Discord recently about a server that had suddenly run out of disk space. She suggested logging in via your terminal and “running ./craft clear-caches/all.“ In her case, that freed up 13 GB.

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How to find all entries that use a particular matrix block type

James Smith shared a handy SQL query when you're refactoring matrix blocks and need to find all those entries using a particular block type:

SELECT DISTINCT title, craft_content.elementId, enabled
FROM craft_content
INNER JOIN craft_matrixblocks 
ON ownerId = craft_content.elementId
INNER JOIN craft_elements 
ON craft_content.elementId = craft_elements.id
WHERE typeId = ‘123' 
AND title IS NOT NULL 
AND revisionId is null 
AND draftId is null
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Site backup options

The topic of backing up your site was recently discussed in Discord. For Forge users, backups were recently introduced into the control panel, but only for the "Business" level plan. There were several options mentioned that your fellow Craft devs use.

Here's a list of the services mention:

If you're of a "roll your own" developer, check out these options:

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