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From Vikram Vaswani <vikram.vasw...@loudcloudsystems.com>
Subject Problem deleting from DB datastore
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:43:54 GMT
Hi all

I have a Jackrabbit 2.8.0 setup and am using MySQL as the backend for the data store, versioning
etc. Our repository is quite active with 100+ documents being added daily. When a new document
is added, I can see that a new record is also added to the datastore table in MySQL

I am trying to find a way to have Jackrabbit automatically delete unused (relating to deleted
content) records from the datastore table. I have read about Jackrabbit's garbage collection
and I created a servlet to try and use this.

Despite my best efforts however, when I run the servlet code there is no removal of records
from the datastore table, even though I know for a fact that there are a high number of records
referencing previously-deleted docs.

My servlet code is below, runs on Tomcat, please could you help me identify what I might be
doing wrong?

public class GCServlet extends HttpServlet {

    private static org.apache.log4j.Logger logger = org.apache.log4j.Logger.getLogger(GCServlet.class);
    private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
    private List<RepositoryManager> repositoryManagers;
     * @see HttpServlet#HttpServlet()
    public GCServlet() {
        // TODO Auto-generated constructor stub

     * Runs the garbage collector for the given RepositoryManagers. If multiple
     * repositories use the same data store, give all RepositoryManagers in the
     * parameter list.
     * @param rms
     * @throws RepositoryException
    private int runDataStoreGarbageCollector(OutputStream out)
            throws RepositoryException {
        int result = 0;
        JackrabbitRepositoryFactory rf = new RepositoryFactoryImpl();
        Properties prop = new Properties();
        ServletContext servletContext = getServletContext();
        String path = servletContext.getRealPath(".");
        System.out.println("Real Path =>"+path);
        prop.setProperty("org.apache.jackrabbit.repository.home", "/opt/jackrabbit");
        prop.setProperty("org.apache.jackrabbit.repository.conf",  "/opt/jackrabbit/repository.xml");
        JackrabbitRepository rep = (JackrabbitRepository) rf.getRepository(prop);
     // need to login to start the repository
        Session session = rep.login(new SimpleCredentials("admin", "admin".toCharArray()));
        RepositoryManager rm = rf.getRepositoryManager(rep);
        DataStoreGarbageCollector gc = rm.createDataStoreGarbageCollector();
        try {

        } finally {

        return result;

     * @see HttpServlet#doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response)
    protected void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse response) throws
ServletException, IOException {
        String gcEnabled = request.getParameter("gcExecute");
        System.out.println("gcEnabled=="+gcEnabled+" length = "+gcEnabled.length());
        OutputStream outputStream = response.getOutputStream();
        outputStream.write("<html><body>Starting Garbage Collection <p/>".getBytes());
        if (gcEnabled.equals("1")) {
            try {
                int result = runDataStoreGarbageCollector(outputStream);

            } catch (RepositoryException e) {
                // TODO Auto-generated catch block
            }finally {

I have also attached the relevant section of the Tomcat log file.


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