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Use "Clear Caches and View Layouts" task to save resources on the Patch Manager server

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Created by Shad Grover, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Overview

The Clear Caches and View Layouts task allows you to do the following on a specific Patch Manager server:

  • Clear the Patch Manager cache on the server.
  • Delete worker files for old tasks from the server.
  • Clear custom view layouts in the Patch Manager console.
  • Clear worker files for old packages from the server.
  • Specify whether Patch Manager should automatically delete old tasks after a certain period of time.

This task applies to the local Patch Manager server hosting the console. 

 

The default paths for the folders referenced in article 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

 

The following describe the available actions in this task in  detail:

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.

Environment

All versions of Patch Manager

Steps

To complete the Clear Caches and View Layouts task to expose the options for cleaning up the files on your Patch Manager server:

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