When safe to remove package version? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Just in general, when is it safe to remove a previous package version of a given package from the App-V infrastructure?  I know that we have updated several virtual packages and have a few extraneous versions still listed in the management console and on the content share.

    Thanks in advance..

    Friday, June 25, 2010 2:28 AM


  • Generally, I would keep the "previous" version of the Version Reference in the Management Console and the corresponding file in the Content share. Older Versions of the file might be backed up to a different location.

    While there is no App-V realted technical reason for keeping the last version, you might see that a newly published version generates issues (that were not found during Acceptance Testings). Having the "previous" version available allows for a quite fast stepping-down.

    However, after stepping-down applications may fail to launch. Then, the User Settings would have to be deleted ("Repaired").




    Friday, June 25, 2010 4:04 PM