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    Can we delete ext01, ext02, bor_pics, $data_files?

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 17.01

    Can you advise on the relevance of the following files and directories and whether we can delete any of them?


    The /files/ directory exists in several libraries and folders. Can you advise on its relevance?

    The ext01 and ext02 libraries are used by the system. But normally they are in the a-tree. Do "dlib ext01", then "dr", then "pwd". since it shows "./a17_1" and since aleph_start shows:

    setenv ext01_dev ${ALEPH_MOUNT}/a ...

    the u-tree ext01 and ext02 are extraneous and can be deleted.

    The /bor_pics directory needs to exist in your $usr_library. Your $usr_library is sta50.

    pwd00 is your $pw_library (password library). It does not need to have the /bor_pics (or bor_pics.old) directory.

    The /files directory ($data_files) is where the Aleph backup utilities (p_file_03, util a/19, etc.) place their output files and where the restore utililties look for their input.

    Some batch jobs write sequential work files to the /files directory prior loading them into Oracle.

    The /files directory contains certain files (que_batch_lock, que_batch_status, que_batch, lib_batch_log, batch_log) which should be preserved .
    Other, outdated .seq backup, transfer, or indexing work files can be deleted.

    See KB's 3975 and 3976 for a general discussion of clean-up issues.

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013