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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on May 25, 2021

Dir for HTTP instance remains in www when deleting the HTTP instance via iNav

When deleting an HTTP instance using IBM Nav for I, the dir and sub directories and all there contents remain in www directory. Why is this? They should be deleted.

HTTP instance guijalk was deleted.
Below remain.

guijwalk DIR
conf DIR
htdocs DIR
logs DIR

This causes confusion when viewing the www directory, and requires manual deletes for the above items.

Use Case:

www directory contains old, deleted, HTTP instances, causes confusion, requires manual deletes for the items that should have been deleted.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Nov 29, 2021

    IBM Understands this request and will consider adding an optional parameter as a future delivery.

  • Guest
    May 26, 2021

    This was a very thought about design point. As a general rule, customer dont like things to be deleted on them. This was how it was designed back in 2000 when the Apache server was added to the IBM i. When an HTTP Server is created, user can add all sorts of other content and business logic that can be used by the server. Its an IFS directory. You can also point the HTTP server to look in other paths, certainly those other locations that are associated with the HTTP server would not be removed by a delete HTTP server action. If an optional action was added to only delete the 'www/serverName' directory and its contents would that be acceptable? Knowing that we would not be showing you the contents of that directory tree ?

  • Guest
    May 26, 2021

    This might be worth considering if (and only if) it was offered as a selectable option in the wizard. I would also want to see a "Are you sure" dialog associated with the option.

    The current approach has been in place a long time and I for one have taken advantage of the retention of the files when deleting a server. Not wanting the server any more does not necessarily mean I don't want the files.