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Purging OSB Alerts without using WLST

by Laurens van der Starre on June 26, 2013 · 4 comments

Normally when I work with the OSB I have WLST scripts at my disposal for purging the (PipeLine) Alerts from the Service Bus Console. If you don’t purge, the DAT file in the domain directory will become huge, and the OSB Console less responsive.

I recently discovered that these scripts aren’t needed at all, and that WebLogic can do it for you. (Why didn’t I know this earlier!? 🙂 ).

Go in the Administration Console to Diagnostics -> Archives:

WebLogic Diagnostic Archives

WebLogic Diagnostic Archives


Then, for each OSB server add a Data Retirement Policy:

Data Retirment Policies

Data Retirment Policies


Choose a Custom Archive, and its name is the well known “CUSTOM/com.bea.wli.monitoring.pipeline.alert”. In this case the Alerts older than 14 days (336 hours) are purged every 24 hours at 00:00.

Easier, and cleaner than using WLST scripting if you ask me.


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Simon Haslam June 26, 2013 at 10:14 am

Nice find Laurens – thanks for sharing!


Augustine February 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm

This was very helpful. Thanks


Dirk Janssen April 1, 2015 at 11:24 am

Handig deze blogpost!


Peter Holtland October 9, 2015 at 5:44 pm


en gebruikt.


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