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We have this directory:


We are running out of space and this directory is using up a lot of space. Is it safe to delete it? I think it is something to do with the Enterprise Manager patches. How can I stop Enterprise Manager from downloading stuff into that directory?

We are using Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.2.

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Just to make sure this is not used by your OEM
- rename the folder to $ORACLE_HOME/EMStagePatches2_$ORACLE_SID and restart your OEM if nothing bad happens i think is fine ti assume that is just a staging folder for the uploaded patches

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