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Status Not under consideration
Workspace UrbanCode
Categories Deploy
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 24, 2022

New UCD system setting to delete archived version artifacts after a certain period

Hi team, We need a system setting (like number of days, years) after which archived version artifacts can be deleted. Currently, if the path is not blank versions are archived but there is no way to delete the artifacts from the archived location. We would like to follow enterprise retention policy and delete archived artifacts that are present in .zip format after certain number of years. Please provide this feature which checks for e.g., the timestamp of the archived artifacts and deletes them as per the setting. Thanks.
Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Sep 9, 2022

    Hi Osman,

    Yes, it helps. Please update when the technote is available.

    Thank you.

  • Admin
    Osman Burucu
    Sep 9, 2022

    Hello Roopesh,

    We will work on a solution, first short term with providing a technote/article how to proceed with archived files. And long term we need to rethink how we will handle archiving.

    Does this information helps you?

  • Guest
    Sep 6, 2022

    Hi Osman,

    I believe IBM doesn't recommend touching the file system from the backend. Is this something officially documented somewhere? If not, I would recommend to please consider this again or provide an alternate solution that helps us resolve this problem with no issues from vendor support side.

    I would also like to mention the behavior of artifacts as it was confirmed in a support case. If an archived file is retrieved back (unarchived) to codestation the zip of that file still stays in the archived location. If you look at this scenario - the version is now unarchived but an archived version of it is still present in archive location. How can we skip such versions when deleting the old files manually from the archive for e.g., using the timestamp? or, is it ok to delete them and it will get archived again with a new timestamp from the codestation? Or, what's the behavior when the same version that's already in archive is getting archived again because it was unarchived earlier? it's not clear if it's working as it should or if it's a defect?

    It's these types of scenarios that a customer wants to avoid. So, we request IBM as the vendor to provide a stable vendor supported solution for deleting archives.


  • Admin
    Osman Burucu
    Sep 6, 2022

    Thank You for your RFE/IDEA. It is always possible to remove unneeded files from the archive location using external solutions (backup-tools, scripts, manual intervention). Adding such a functionality to UCD would replicate this kind of functionality and would not bring additional value to it.

    Please consider using external tools build for this kind of feature set.