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From "Wendy Smoak (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CONTINUUM-1693) Continuum fills our server disk with SNAPSHOTs.
Date Tue, 13 May 2008 00:21:27 GMT

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Wendy Smoak commented on CONTINUUM-1693:
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CONTINUUM-1253 doesn't have anything to do with the local repository.  It is related to the
_deployment_ repository, use of which is optional.

At Codehaus Mojo, someone is working on a 'local repository purge' plugin using concepts (if
not code) from Archiva:  http://www.nabble.com/local-repository-purge-plugin-td16937047.html


> Continuum fills our server disk with SNAPSHOTs.
> -----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: CONTINUUM-1693
>                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/CONTINUUM-1693
>             Project: Continuum
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Geert Pante
>             Fix For: 1.2
>
>
> 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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