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About the local "installed-plugin" folder on each jira node



When "upscaling" to a Data Center version of Jira, we have to create a shared home folder and copy a few folders in it (data, plugins, logos, import and export to be accurate).

However, there's no instructions about what to do with the original folders nor what will happen once you upgrade jira version later on, as we did from 7.13 to 8.5.

My problem right now is that I have old plugin files lurking in the original jira_home/plugins/installed-plugins folder and it seems they are not used/accessed anymore. However, I want to be sure about what I can do with those !

Let's take a quick look:
jiradi is the jira_home folder
jiradi_shared_home is the NFS share.

[386K Jan 29 2019] jira-bamboo-plugin-7.4.11.jar
[4.3M Jan 29 2019] jira-development-integration-plugin-4.7.3.jar
[3.2M Jan 29 2019] jira-dvcs-connector-plugin-4.3.1.jar
[1.3M Jan 29 2019] jira-fisheye-plugin-7.1.12.jar
[9.4M Jan 29 2019] jira-greenhopper-plugin-7.13.0-DAILY20190110202320.jar
[8.5K Jan 29 2019] jira-software-application-7.13.1.jar
[119K Jan 29 2019] jira-software-language-pack-cs_CZ-7.13.1.v20190129001300.jar
[107K Jan 29 2019] jira-software-language-pack-da_DK-7.13.1.v20190129001300.jar
[113K Jan 29 2019] jira-software-language-pack-de_DE-7.13.1.v20190129001300.jar
[ 99K Jan 29 2019] jira-software-language-pack-en_US-7.13.1.v20190129001300.jar

[ 16M Mar 23 14:51] folio-14.3.0.jar
[342K Aug 10 2020] jira-bamboo-plugin-8.5.7.jar
[3.5M Aug 10 2020] jira-development-integration-plugin-5.5.6.jar
[3.2M Aug 10 2020] jira-dvcs-connector-plugin-5.2.10.jar
[1.3M Aug 10 2020] jira-fisheye-plugin-8.5.7.jar
[9.8M Aug 10 2020] jira-greenhopper-plugin-8.5.7.jar
[2.9M Aug 21 2020] jira-jenkins-plugin-4.5.0.jar
[8.7K Aug 10 2020] jira-software-application-8.5.7.jar
[120K Aug 10 2020] jira-software-language-pack-cs_CZ-8.5.0.v20190920191956.jar
[107K Aug 10 2020] jira-software-language-pack-da_DK-8.5.0.v20190920191956.jar
[113K Aug 10 2020] jira-software-language-pack-de_DE-8.5.0.v20190920191956.jar
[100K Aug 10 2020] jira-software-language-pack-en_US-8.5.0.v20190920191956.jar

The plugins in jiradi (jira_home) plugins folder are obliviously all outdated.

The question is simple: Can we delete them ???

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The original directories fall out of use in DC, so you don't need them.

Obviously, keep a backup for a while, but you won't cause any problems if you just move them out to somewhere else to keep for a few weeks.

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