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Thread: Wowza not releasing file handle so cannot overwrite file?

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    Default Wowza not releasing file handle so cannot overwrite file?

    Hello all,

    I'm having trouble overwriting a media file on my server (because another process is using it) unless I restart the Wowza service. Is it possible that Wowza can be in a state where it doesn't release file handles without restarting the service? By the way, the media files are being accessed over a network drive. I don't know if that matters or not.

    I guess I'm just asking how I can overwrite a media file if Wowza may have it open?

    Thanks for your help,

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    There are some third party utilities to close open file handles. See this thread.

    I found this thread that discusses the issue: Open file handles

    In that user's case it was a typo in their code. If you think you've found a bug or something, feel free to post more info. There may be another way to do what you're trying to do.

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