Cleaning up the LOB directory using the special process *LOBCLNUP

Date:10 August 2011
Product/Release:LANSA for the Web - RDMLX only
Abstract:Use special process *LOBCLNUP to clear the LOB directory.
Submitted By:LANSA Technical Support

When using BLOBs and CLOBs, temporary files are created in the LOB directory on the IBM i IFS. It's usage over time can build up to a large size. The LOB directory is typically located /LANSA_dc@pgmlib/x_lansa/lobuser/[username]/ 

To clear this temporary directory and reclaim space, execute the special process called *LOBCLNUP.

This can be called from the command line:

LANSA REQUEST(X_RUN) X_RUNADPRM('PROC=*LOBCLNUP')

The process needs to be run by a user with sufficient authority to remove files that may have been created by other users.

Consider using this special process as part of scheduled system maintenance.