Asterisk call recordings?

I was curious if anyone knows what asterisk call recordings cleans up when making a new recording using the dial in interface?

I had made duplicate copies of a few recordings, trying to be smart and save future recordings.

Office_Welcome.wav -> Office_Welcome.wav.VACATION

But I found that the .VACATION copy was deleted after I recorded a new Office_Welcome message. Further, I managed to lock up asterisk (ps was showing “rm Office_Welcome.wav Office_Welcome_wav.VACATION”) because I did it as a non-asterisk user and it couldn’t delete the file.

So -

  • It looks like a regexp is used to generate the delete list.
  • Is there a concern about deleting similar named recordings? Or only recordings with different extensions added?