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"Purge Now" Button for LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x

Created: 22 Dec 2011 | 15 comments
Mick2009's picture
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At present, it is possible to schedule purges (deleting old revisions) from "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Symantec\LiveUpdate Administrator\Downloads" ("Purge updates in Manage Updates folder") and from the Distribution Centers (clu-prod and so on).  These can be scheduled to occur daily, weekly or monthly and a time can be set.

It would be useful, in circumstances where the admin notices that disk space is crucially short, if LUA 2.x had a "Purge Now" button to manually purge older files in the local copy and / or delete contents of a remote Distribution Center (DC).  Such a button may lead to complications about whether the files in these locations are actually old enough to qualify for a purge, but it would be welcome.

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iamadmin's picture

A very welcome addition to LUA!!

-Mike

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NRaj's picture

Agreed. It would be very helpful.

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Ian_C.'s picture

I too would like this feature, please.

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Marc_Bzh's picture

That's a very clever suggestion!

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sk8's picture

welcome feature

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MrDaytrade's picture

This would be very helpful.  Currently, I have to adjust the time to purge to within a few minutes from the current time, let it purge, then set it back.

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ragenkagen's picture

This would defnitely be a great feature!

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Sep50's picture

Yes, automated purge is buggy

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dchnenlo's picture

Because of the growing of the disk space usage specially during a distribution task (Publish folder size more than 15GO today), a Purge button in the LUA console would definitely be a great feature. Thanks in advance. 

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John Cooperfield's picture

I want to add that it is easy to purge the newest data via the LUA interface but we need this for purging OLDER content.

Thanks

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GreenElfe's picture

This purge button should include various scenarios including the 3 different locations indicated in article http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/managing-liveupdate-administrator-2x-space-usage , so temp directory, Manage Update Directory and DC.

E.g.  I migrated SEP Manager from 12.1.5 to 12.1.6 and don't need anymore any of the old definition files. I have no visibility abouth whether they are kept or not. Wasting disk space.

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GreenElfe's picture

I posted another idea, a bit related, but that goes a step further.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/delete-all-downloaded-and-distributed-data-liveupdate-administrator-2x

Don't hesitate to vote for it and/or forward to colleagues.

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