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REST API for removing old patch files from Guardium Appliance

No current REST API allows clean up old patches from appliances.

The current process is through diag or fileservers makes it hard to clean old patches from large number of appliances.

  • Guest
  • Jan 27 2022
  • Functionality already exists
  • Admin
    25 Oct 09:25pm

    Hello there,

    We have GuardAPI support for this in Guardium Data Protection starting version 11.4.

    More information -

    > grdapi patch_cleanup --help=true

    This command deletes all the patches with the suffixes "enc" or "sig" in the patches directory .


    PUT https://[Guardium hostname or IP address]:8443/restAPI/patch_cleanup


    Data Security Product Management

  • Guest commented
    30 Mar 01:32pm

    Hi Rajesh...

    Is there any update for this idea? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Steve Price

  • Guest commented
    31 Jan 05:38pm

    PMR TS008174257 for reference

  • Admin
    28 Jan 07:09pm

    Hello, thank you for submitting your idea / request for enhancement for Guardium Data Protection!

    We are reviewing this request, we will get back to you with our findings.


    Data Security - Product Management

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