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Oracle Linux: Local ULN Mirror Server Stopped Downloading Latest Packages. ULN YUM Mirror Log Shows Error "Old data directory exists, please remove: .olddata" (Doc ID 2727028.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 08, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64


Local ULN mirror server running Oracle Linux server 7 stopped downloading latest updates from ULN. 

The "yum check-update" on yum clients shows no updates and the YUM mirror server logs show below error:

Channel Dir: /var/www/html/yum/OracleLinux/OL7/latest/x86_64
Loaded plugins: langpacks, rhnplugin
This system is receiving updates from ULN.
Old data directory exists, please remove: .olddata
Wrote: /var/www/html/yum/OracleLinux/OL7/latest/x86_64/repodata/updateinfo.xml.gz
type = updateinfo
location = repodata/e73dd78613a99a1da0dae495b222f2c01db4b712-updateinfo.xml.gz
checksum = e73dd78613a99a1da0dae495b222f2c01db4b712
timestamp = 1599724664
open-checksum = b9409314ca6ef47e7eaf1b55a52bea1d7cb73623
Wrote: /var/www/html/yum/OracleLinux/OL7/latest/x86_64/repodata/repomd.xml


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