the transformed-plugins folder grows heavily


our EAR instance of confluence has the following folder that is 8.3Gb:


There is inside every version of plugins deployed on the server.

Can I delete the content of this folder, and reboot the server?

We dont connect to the Atlassian Plugin Exchange because of firewall and security reason.

Thanks for help.


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You should be able to safely move all of the plugin cache folders out of the way, the plugins themselves are stored in the database & copied out to the filesystem on startup.

You may find that startup takes a little longer the first time around though ;)

Thanks Alain,

I will remove all the files then....


Personally I would rename the folders, I only delete things when I've confirmed that it works as I expect it to ;)

that sounds clever.

Do you mean renaming the "transformed-plugins" folder ?

I would go with renaming the entire cache folder (eg: plugins-osgi-cache -> plugins-osgi-cache.bak)

Note: shut confluence down before you rename the folder, it should get recreated as it comes back up.

OK thanks. I will do that tonight...



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