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When should you clean out old files on a Load Generator?

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Just upgraded to PC 11.52 on  a new environment.  How often should we clear out old tmp folders, etc.?

Is there a best practice on Maintenance for all the servers involved?  

We have users who are not collating after every test run so those test results files are still out there too.

 

Suggestions/Best Practice guides?  

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Re: When should you clean out old files on a Load Generator?

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Hi,

 

In the ALM Lab Management Guide for 11.52 on page 50 you can find the following information about

Result Cleaning Task

Cleans test run results from Controllers or load generators in the following
instances:

  •  If the results have already been collated.
  • There are old performance tests whose results were not collated.
  • If the performance test was deleted.

The RESULT_EXPIRY_DAYS task parameter should be between 1 and 1000.

Default frequency: Every 6 hours

 

 

When defining the RESULT_EXPIRY_DAYS value you should take into consideration that the System resources play a very important role during the Load test.

For Temporary directory space you should ensure that the temporary directory (i.e. Environment variables -> TEMP and TMP) point to a location that has enough disk space.

 

So the answer to your question is that you should use best judgment which is the optimal time not collated results to be deleted on your specific environment.  It will depend on tests you are running and the size of the result folders they are generating.

 

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Vesela

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Re: When should you clean out old files on a Load Generator?

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Hi,

 

In the ALM Lab Management Guide for 11.52 on page 50 you can find the following information about

Result Cleaning Task

Cleans test run results from Controllers or load generators in the following
instances:

  •  If the results have already been collated.
  • There are old performance tests whose results were not collated.
  • If the performance test was deleted.

The RESULT_EXPIRY_DAYS task parameter should be between 1 and 1000.

Default frequency: Every 6 hours

 

 

When defining the RESULT_EXPIRY_DAYS value you should take into consideration that the System resources play a very important role during the Load test.

For Temporary directory space you should ensure that the temporary directory (i.e. Environment variables -> TEMP and TMP) point to a location that has enough disk space.

 

So the answer to your question is that you should use best judgment which is the optimal time not collated results to be deleted on your specific environment.  It will depend on tests you are running and the size of the result folders they are generating.

 

Kind regards,

Vesela

HPE Support
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Thank You!   I will make that setting change.

We also put in some monitoring to watch the Temp and tmp space levels.

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