why does /var/atlassian/application-data/confluence/temp keeps fillingt up with large zip files?

Confluence 5.4 running on Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS

All data and attachments are stored on Oracle RAC using Oracle Client 11g

Suspect that these zipfiles are connected with uploading attachments to Confluence but filesizes do not match and zipfiles remain on Confluence server long after they have been sent to Oracle.

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Chuck Talk Atlassian Team Feb 19, 2015

Hi David,

Are you running daily automatic backups of your instance and storing them in that folder? I would check for scheduled backup jobs and see if the files have a *.tar.gz file extension along with a date format perhaps.

That might indicate that there is a scheduled daily backup job running on the server and dropping files into the <Confluence-Home>/temp directory.

Sincerely,

Chuck Talk | Confluence Support
Atlassian

Hi Chuck,

Good idea but I do not think this is the case. Screenshot below are the settings for backup. The directory listing below shows the "offending" files on the server

Regards,

Dave.

Confluence Backup Admin.png

root@gl-li-cnf01:/var/atlassian/application-data/confluence/temp# ls -l
total 9093560
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence 1376472997 Feb 19 14:29 download16Wv7141845.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 09:11 download18tW0090741.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 09:11 download6h9wf090741.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 12:19 download7NqDc121740.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 09:11 download89DVB090734.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 09:11 download90NLM090741.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence 1376472997 Feb 19 14:32 downloadc7mq4142211.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 09:11 downloadGOkIT090741.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 12:18 downloadH47sV121547.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 09:11 downloadHQv53090729.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 12:18 downloadkGKj6121615.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 12:23 downloadO4Zbt122118.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 09:11 downloadtM69a090752.zip
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  480434427 Feb 19 09:11 downloadTOg99090741.zip
drwxrwxr-x 2 confluence confluence       4096 Feb 19 15:46 downloadvvXn1154148
-rw-rw-r-- 1 confluence confluence  793554944 Feb 19 15:46 downloadvvXn1154148.zip

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Chuck Talk Atlassian Team Feb 19, 2015

Hi David,

I agree that backups are not the cause here, but find something odd about the name: download*********.zip for the files. Is there a process that downloads and stores the files in the Database in Oracle RAC across nodes such that it creates the zip, then transfers these to all nodes?

Have you tried downloading one of the zip files to determine the content of the files?

If these are temporary storage only, it might make sense to clear that directory for objects that are over a certain date in age, but the listing makes it appear as though all were created today.

I do not see such files created on Linux normally, but then I do not have an Oracle RAC to test this on locally.

Sincerely,

Chuck Talk | Confluence Support
Atlassian

 

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