We have a SharePoint that's hit quota and the admins are insisting that we will get no more quota increases. As a result, I have to move a bunch of attachments of the SharePoint server onto a file server. We want to maintain the link to the SharePoint item, so I'm using the web services in a Perl script to copy the attachment hyperlinks to an HTML field. So far, so good.
I don't want to have to manually delete attachments for almost 5,000 items over three dozen lists, so I'd like to do it through the web services. The issue is I don't want to delete the attachment unless the write to the HTML field actually worked. After that, I want to make sure that the attachment deletion actually happened. What response should I check in each case?