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Re: [Spacewalk-list] Removing Packages

*******AN UPDATE******


I’ve checked again and the size of /var/satellite has actually decreased. It took some time. I think spacewalk was deleting them in background. However the size of the DB remained the same.





From: Zakrocki, Robert [mailto:Robert Zakrocki 1 city ac uk]
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 12:12 PM
To: spacewalk-list redhat com
Subject: [Spacewalk-list] Removing Packages


Hello List,


I have a Spacewalk 1.4 running on Redhat 5.6 which manages fedora 15 clients. Apart of few workarounds with fedora 15 everything works fine. However I have a question about removing packages (or bringing down sizes of /var/satellite and /opt/oracle).


The directory /opt/oracle has grown nearly to 10GB which is 97% in my case (I run /usr/bin/spacewalk-repo-sync on all channels).


I tried to remove nearly 4000 packages from update repository but the size of /opt/oracle has not decreased nor the size of /var/satellite (where all packages are stored).


I thought that removing packages would bring down the size of database as well as as the size of /var/satellite. Can you tell me if there is  a way to decrease the size of either database or /var/satellite?


Many thanks,


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