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Maintaining Change Assistant Directories

After you download and apply change packages, it's not uncommon for there to be a number of files left in the local Change Assistant directories. This section describes when it's safe to remove the files and what to consider if you want to remove any of the files.

Directory

Maintenance Consideration

Download

Location where the system stores your downloaded bundles and change packages. After the updates have been applied to all environments, you may delete the updates from this directory.

This can be advantageous when applying change packages by keeping the list of change packages on the Select Change Packages page of the Apply Change Packages wizard at a manageable length.

However, keep in mind that if you delete the updates, and then you need to recreate another environment, you will need to download the update again.

Staging

A temporary holding place for files needed during the application of a change package. It is safe to delete files in this directory after a change package has been successfully applied.

Output

Contains all the logs related to the processing of a change package. The files in this directory should be kept as long as it is feasible in case problems are detected later. The logs contain valuable information for troubleshooting.

PS_HOME\Maint

Contains script files and other files that are only required during the application of the change package. It is safe to delete files in this directory after a change package has been successfully applied.