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Clearing Caches, Layouts, Tasks, and Packages

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Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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As it operates, the Patch Manager server stores XML files in the ~\Server\Data folder, which eventually grows to consume a notable quantity of disk space. The Clear Caches and View Layouts task in the Patch Manager console provides the following options:

Clear Caches

Clears the XML files from the ~\Server\Data folder. Patch Manager generates these files during normal operations, and they consume considerable space over time.

Delete Old Tasks

Deletes console-related worker files for old tasks from the server. The Patch Manager stores these files in the local server's ~\EminentWare\Tasks folder.

Clear View Layouts

Reverts all custom view layouts in the Patch Manager console to their default configurations. If you want to backup these custom layouts, find them in the ~\EminentWare\gridlayout folder.

Clear Packages

Deletes console-related worker files for old packages from the server. The Patch Manager stores these files in the local server's ~\EminentWare\Packages folder.

Automatic Task Maintenance

Allows you to specify whether you want Patch Manager to automatically delete old tasks after a period of time you specify.

Note: The default paths for the folders referenced in these definitions are:

Windows XP and earlier

  • %PROGRAMFILES%\SolarWinds\Patch Manager\Server\Data
  • %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\EminentWare

Windows Vista and later

  • %PROGRAMFILES%\SolarWinds\Patch Manager\Server\Data
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\EminentWare

To clear Patch Manager caches, layouts, tasks, or packages:

  1. In the left pane of the Patch Manager console, click Administration and Reporting.
  2. In the center pane, click General Settings.
  3. Click Clear Caches and View Layouts.
  4. In the Cache, Layouts and Tasks Maintenance window, click any of the options described previously.
  5. If you want Patch Manager to automatically delete the console work files for old tasks, select Delete tasks older than, and then specify the number of days in the active field.
  6. Click OK.
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