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Files located in <APPIAN_HOME>/tomcat/apache-tomcat/temp consume a large amount of space on disk. This directory contains temporary files which are generated by the application server while the environment is running. Normally these are cleaned up automatically but in some scenarios they may persist after the application server is shut down.
This directory contains temporary documents which applications generate during execution. This issue occurs when the application server sometimes fails to delete documents from this directory even after the program execution is finished.
This issue has been reported to the Appian Product Team. The reference number for this issue is AN-135030.
After stopping the application server, delete all the content in the <AE_HOME>/tomcat/apache-tomcat/temp directory.
rm -R <AE_HOME>/tomcat/apache-tomcat/temp/*
Note: Restarting the application server may not clear all the content in this directory.
This article applies to all versions of Appian.
Last reviewed: June 2019
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