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Clearing Logs and Temporary files. Edited

Could you please specify which all directories carry's the additional non operational files which can be deleted to reduce the disk usage.

My instance is consuming more space and I can find alot of disk space has been consumed by /jira/temp and /jira/logs/

Would it be fine to delete few old files directly from the OS  ? 

Would deleting any thing from these directories affect the audit logs ? 


The file names in the directories   

       /jira/logs --> access_log.YYYY-MM-DD and catalina.YYYY-MM-DD.log

      /jira/temp/ --> JIRA-avatar*.tmp,    plugin.*.obr,   imageio*.tmp

 is it ok to delete these files from the mentioned directorties ? 

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The places to look for recovering disk space are

  • Jira home /log
  • Jira home /export
  • Jira install /temp
  • Jira install /work
  • Jira install /log

It is find to delete any export file, as long as you are sure you don't need the backup it is providing.

In the two log directories, you can delete all the files, but if you want to delete the very latest version of each log, make sure you stop Jira, or they can stop logging, and you need to restart to get it going again.

In the temp and work directories, do NOT delete anything while Jira is running.  It must be stopped or you can get some "interesting" problems.  If you do insist on clearing them, also only clear files out of /work - do NOT delete any directories.

Updated the question. Provided the files names pattern for better clarity. 

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Moses Thomas Community Leader Aug 14, 2018

@Mohit DhirBe careful  when  you  delete  any  file that  you  are  not aware of,  but  very  old logs  file (for  instance  1 year old do  no harm)  and make sure that  these files are  not used by  the operating  system  as you said!



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