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Deleting old content from LiveUpdate Administrator Distribution Center

Created: 10 Jan 2013 • Updated: 11 Jan 2013 | 4 comments
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I administer an internal LiveUpdate server (v2.3.1.82) and I have just moved my distribution center to a new drive (D:) according the to article below. Can I delete the content from the old DC (C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec\LiveUpdate Administrator\clu-prod) now?

The articles I have looked at make no mention of removing old content after the DC has been moved and I need the space back on my C Drive. I have done an update and distribution but the old content is still there in the old clu-prod dir. Tomcat knows the new location, and I don't want to get the DB out of sync with the file system.

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SMLatCST's picture

Yup, you can delete the contents of the old DC folder now with no issues.

All DCs start off empty anyway, so even if you do this in error, the DC will just repopulate content with the distribution job runs.

Also, it;'s worth noting a newer version of the LUA has been released, with many newfangled improvements (especially for content purging).

This is also included in the "Part 2" download of SEP12.1RU2

Mick2009's picture

Hi DanC,

"Thumbs up" to the advice, above.  If you have established a new DC that all the clients are successfully using, you can delete the old, unused one in the LUA GUI and safely delete the contents from the C drive.

Definitely do upgrade to the 2.3.2 release, and here is an article with tuning that I also strongly recommend putting into place:

LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x Server Connection Recommendations

With thanks and best regards,


DanC@BYU's picture

Happily deleted. Download, distribution and purge all working this morning fine. Thanks for the tips!

Mick2009's picture

Followers of this thread may be interested in this new illustrated article:

How to safely delete a LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x Distribution Center

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With thanks and best regards,