HP Quality Center:multiple zero-length .usr files in repository directories

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I have a QC 10 repository question.

Each test in QC has a number/id. That number/id corresponds to a disk directory in the repository. In that directory, there are "Action"n sub-directories, a .usr file, etc.

We have had problems with our repository before and so, with the help of Orasi, I have learned how the repository is structured.

What I am seeing that is very odd is that a lot of our test directories contain multiple .usr files. I’m looking at one right now, directory "1000", corresponding to test "Mailing title length of 255". In that directory, we have "993.usr", "998.usr", "1000.usr", "Create New Mailing.usr", and "Mailing Title length of 255.usr". All of these have size 0 -except- for the "true" .usr file – "1000.usr".

This is not limited to just this test – it is all over in our repository.

What is with all these "ghost" .usr files? Since we have had repository problems in the past, I wonder if these contribute to that somehow. Dare I just delete these 0 length .usr files or are they benign?

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Asked on December 27, 2012 5:20 pm
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Bad idea to manually manipulate the repository manually.
repository cleanup jobs get better with each release.

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Answered on February 14, 2013 3:44 pm