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Is it advisable to delete the plugin cache folders prior to doing a backup for an upgrade?

Ngoc_Bui I'm New Here Dec 13, 2019

I was thinking of delete the plugin cache folders in the home directory prior to making a backup for a version upgrade to save time and disk space when doing a backup.  However it was mentioned in the article below that some 3rd party may store metadata in these directories.  Is there are way to regenerate the 3rd party metadata if the content are missing from the cache?  My guess is this can be achieved by uninstalling and reinstalling the plugins?

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edwin_vasquez Community Leader Dec 13, 2019

Never actually done that, but I’d recommend testing it out in a staging environment prior to doing it in production. 🙂

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DPK_J Community Leader Dec 13, 2019

@Ngoc_Bui  First of all welcome to the community, hopefully you will enjoy it.


Now coming to your question, I give you an insight what I do,

  • I don't keep 'plugin-cache' in my backup
  • 'plugin-cache' will automatically regenerate when you start you confluence, or install plugins, so you don't need to worry about this.

So, overall, you don't need to care much about this, if you want to take a backup simply backup your home (not including cache) and DB, and if you want to upgrade simply upgrade.

If you need more insights, please bounce back.

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