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OPatch Introduces a New Feature to Delete Inactive Patches in the ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage Directory (Doc ID 2942050.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 12, 2024

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version and later
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document provides more information on the new features introduced on April 18, 2023 to list and delete inactive patches from ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage.

This will improve binary patching performance improvement where more number of patches are present in ORACLE_HOME (e.g. larger WebLogic Server PSUs) and deletes space occupied by inactive patches in the ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage directory.

OPatch and later is available as Patch 28186730 for the following products:

Oracle Fusion Middleware,, and
Enterprise Manager 13.4 and 13.5


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