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Directories in temp directory

Pega creates several directories and files in temp directory. Some of these directories are explained in the help;

https://community1.pega.com/sites/pdn.pega.com/files/help_v74/procomhelpmain.htm#concepts/concepts2/temporary-files.htm

However, I don't find explanation of the following directories. What are the purpose of these directories?

  • RuleMgmt
  • Tracer
  • _temp
  • extractedFiles
  • extractedFilesVFS
  • keytruststorefiles
Correct Answer
January 15, 2019 - 4:48pm

Hello,

RuleMgmt -> This folder is used during import and export to extract archives and to build archives respectively. Ensure that there are no imports or exports happening on the node at the time of cleaning up the contents of this folder.

Tracer -> By default the Tracer XML file will be stored in this folder. The XML files will be only available till the tracer is running from the PRPC and on closing the tracer window the XML file will be removed from this folder.

_temp -> no idea about this folder

extractedFiles and extractedFilesVFS - not seen in the Pega temp folder in Pega 7.4 instance.

keytruststorefiles -> seems like it stores the default trust store and key store of Pega as per the folder content.

Hope this might help you.

Regards

Mahesh M

 

 

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January 15, 2019 - 4:48pm

Hello,

RuleMgmt -> This folder is used during import and export to extract archives and to build archives respectively. Ensure that there are no imports or exports happening on the node at the time of cleaning up the contents of this folder.

Tracer -> By default the Tracer XML file will be stored in this folder. The XML files will be only available till the tracer is running from the PRPC and on closing the tracer window the XML file will be removed from this folder.

_temp -> no idea about this folder

extractedFiles and extractedFilesVFS - not seen in the Pega temp folder in Pega 7.4 instance.

keytruststorefiles -> seems like it stores the default trust store and key store of Pega as per the folder content.

Hope this might help you.

Regards

Mahesh M

 

 

Pega
January 15, 2019 - 6:53pm
Response to Mahesh Midthuru

Mahesh,

Thank you for the comments. It does help me.

Pega
November 5, 2019 - 10:09am
Response to Mahesh Midthuru

Thank you Mahesh for sharing the details.

I would like know, how the below folders will be cleared and how the house keeping activity can be taken care ?

 /local/pega-work/Catalina/localhost/prweb/RuleMgmt

 /local/pega-work/Catalina/localhost/prweb/StaticContent

 

Pega
January 20, 2019 - 8:25pm

I have additional questions. Are there any other directories and files will be created? What's the purpose of these directories and files? I noticed that the following directories will be created under certain conditions are met.

  • ImportLogs
  • IntegrationAccelReports
  • PassivationData
  • UPDATEMANAGER

(Probably the PassivationData is created when passivation occurred, but what about the others?)

January 22, 2019 - 11:00am
Response to tsunm

Hello,

  • ImportLogs - generally while merging the code from source environment to target environment the logs specific to the import process might be stored into this folder.
  • IntegrationAccelReports - not sure about the content that will be stored in this folder, but the content will be filled into this folder from Connector metadata wizard which created this directory.
  • UPDATEMANAGER - this folder is being used by the Update Manager i.e. https://community1.pega.com/prpc-update-manager

Hope this information might help you.

Regards,

Mahesh M

January 20, 2019 - 8:46pm

keytruststorefiles -> seems like it stores the default trust store and key store of Pega as per the folder content.

Pega
January 22, 2019 - 6:50pm

Thank you all. I understand the most of the directories (except "_temp" and "extractedFiles".)

September 30, 2019 - 10:05pm
Response to tsunm

One use which I did find is mentioned below. Not sure if there are other scenarios where it is used

 _temp/_bundle directory? - this directory is used as a place holder for files during bundle extraction, so you might not see any file

September 30, 2019 - 9:54pm

HI,

extractedFile: When you import any(external) jar the extracted jar ends up in this folder.  This is also used while running BIX from command line as well