JBoss EAP footprint too large after applying an update

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Issue

  • When we apply cumulative patches, installation size significantly increases.
  • Is there a way to shrink the size of a patched EAP installation so that redundant files are cleaned up or removed?
  • When applying a patch, the same software seems to be applied over and over again.
  • How to get a version of EAP without leaving the old modules and libraries from prior updates?

Environment

  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
    • 6.x
    • 7.x
  • Any patch/update applied via the patch apply command

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