Is it safe to manually delete files older the 48hr in confuence/temp directory?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Too Many Files in the Temp Directory - Change the Backup Directory for a Manual Backup

Is it safe to manually delete files older than 48hr in Confluence/temp directory? The schedule appears to be working in our Confluence version 5.8.9 but does not delete files. It has grown to ~35Gb, with files older than 1year. Once deleted (require to recover capacity quickly) need to resolve why the schedule task is not working.

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Generally, you'll mostly find that it is.  But, there's always a chance that it's not, depending on your usage patterns and add-ons.

If you shut Confluence down first though, then yes, it's safe as it can always rebuild anything it needs from scratch.

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Thank you Nic. Need to understand why tmp file accumulating at 2gb a day. In the meantime have purged old files to maintain the service. Ill restart the confluence after installing a fix. Thanks again

I've seen it build (but later delete) very large temporary files when people are (ab)using Confluence for video and other large file storage - check your maximum upload size.

(Note - that's just one thing I remember, there's lots of other stuff that might be doing this, I think)


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