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How To Clear The Server Cache Directories (cache, stage, tmp) (Doc ID 1323602.1)

Last updated on JUNE 26, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Portal - Version 8.1 and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 8.1 and later
Oracle SOA Suite - Version to [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


WebLogic Server (WLS) has several server cache directories it uses to store deployed applications and shared libraries. Each server (admin and managed) has its own cache directories named cache, stage and tmp. Sometimes these cache directories become stale and there can be a mismatch between what's running in memory and what's in the cache directory. This can cause various WebLogic Portal (WLP) issues such as NullPointerExceptions, broken portlets and deployment problems, to name a few. When experiencing these types of issues the first thing you should do is clear the cache directories to see if it resolves the issue.

This document explains how to clear the server cache directories (cache, stage, tmp).


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