Purging forum trash on a schedule 

Edit settings in the forum-config.xml file to configure the Forums trash purge schedule. You can define the interval at which the task runs by configuring the interval property, which uses a Cron schedule.

Before you begin

To edit configuration files, use the IBM WAS wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for details.

About this task

The trash purge job is scheduled to run periodically to permanently remove content deleted from a forum from the trash. Forums uses the WAS scheduling service for purging trash from Forums. For more information about the scheduler, see Scheduling tasks.


To configure the TrashAutoPurgeJob task...

  1. From the dmgr host:

      cd $DMGR_PROFILE/bin
      ./wsadmin.sh -jython

      If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, pick the node where the file is stored.

  2. Check out the Forums configuration files using the following command:

      ForumsConfigService.checkOutConfig("<working_directory>", "<cell_name>")


      • <working_directory> is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied. The files are kept in this working directory while you make changes to them.

          Note: AIX and Linux only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command will not run successfully.

      • <cell_name> is the name of the WAS cell hosting the IBM Connections application. This argument is required. It is also case-sensitive, so type it with care. If you do not know the cell name, you can determine it by typing the following command in the wsadmin command processor:

          print AdminControl.getCell()

      For example:

      ForumsConfigService.checkOutConfig("/opt/my_temp_dir", "ForumServerNode01Cell")

  • To view the current configuration settings, use the following command:

  • To change display settings for Forums, use the following command:

  • After making changes, check the configuration files back in, and do so during the same wsadmin session in which you checked them out for the changes to take effect. See Apply property changes in Forums for information about how to save and apply your changes.

    Parent topic

    Manage forum trash

    Related concepts
    Scheduling tasks

    Related tasks

    Manage Forums scheduled tasks
    Apply property changes in Forums
    Moving forums to the trash
    Delete topics from forums

    Related reference
    SearchService commands