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From "Wendy Smoak (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CONTINUUM-1693) Deployment Repository Directory fills our server disk with SNAPSHOTs.
Date Thu, 13 Mar 2008 13:49:28 GMT


Wendy Smoak commented on CONTINUUM-1693:

What version of Continuum are you using?  The 'Affects Version' was not specified.

The summary mentions the deployment repository directory, but the description talks about
the local repository.  Which one are you concerned about?

The 'Deployment Repository Directory' (third item on the configuration page) is optional.
 If you have a separate remote repository, you probably want to leave that field blank.

The local repository is not optional, though you could clear it out on whatever schedule suits
you.  This is the same as a developer occasionally deleting his local repository.

A tool to purge the local repository the same way Archiva does for its managed repos would
be nice, but is not specific to Continuum.

> Deployment Repository Directory fills our server disk with SNAPSHOTs.
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CONTINUUM-1693
>                 URL:
>             Project: Continuum
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Geert Pante
> Our Deployment Repository Directory fills our server disk with SNAPSHOTs after running
hourly builds for a couple of weeks.
> We have more or less a hundred applications configured in Continuum. A lot of them create
assemblies with all their dependencies embedded, so each snapshot deployed eats a couple of
megabytes. We also need hourly builds.
> We use 'maven clean deploy' to deploy these snapshots to a dedicated Archiva snapshot
repository. In Archiva, these snapshots get purged after a week, only keeping the last 2 or
3 snapshot versions.
> However, continuum always installs to the local repository first, before uploading them
to Archiva. This repository never gets purged. I was thinking to have Continuum use Archiva's
repository directly as internal repository, but I don't know if that's safe or not. Archiva
won't know these changes before it scans the repository again.
> I was also looking at maven-dependency-plugin:purge-local-repository, but that's not
exactly what we want. We just want to purge old snapshot versions when new snapshot versions
are installed. Maybe that could be a general Maven feature, but it is especially important
for Continuum.

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