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Drive space issues with Pofiles folder

Hello Gurus,

We have Clustered ( 2 Servers) BI 4.0 Sp05 instances on Win 2008. We are facing an issue with disk space . The POIFILES folder under BOBJ Install dircetory ( SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\java\pjs\container\temp\poifiles) itself has 50 GB TMP files. This happens to be only on server 1.

Can some please throw some light on what exactly this POIFILES folder is?

Thanks

Karthik

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    Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 07:33 PM

    Hi Karthik,

    The 'poifiles' folder are used to store apache poi temporary files,

    which are generated for MS Word and Excel document processing. Thes

    files are usually automatically deleted during the JVM close (i.e.

    server restart). It seems that in our case the server is not often

    restarted, which caused the temp directory to grow in size.

    You can try restarting the SIA. This should clear the files.

    -Jake

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      Not sure why they aren't deleted, but it should be safe to get rid of the files under TMP, including the PIOFILES.

      I'd suggest moving them first, just to make sure nothing breaks. I would only move out the files that are older than 24 hours. May have to write a script to periodically move/delete the files that are older than 24 hours.

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