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Adobe Summit 2023 [19th to 23rd March, Las Vegas and Virtual] | Complete AEM Session & Lab list

AEM 6.2 | Exception during version purge: OakIntegrity0001: Unable to delete referenced node


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Hi guys,

I am running version purge using the OOTB tool at /etc/versioning/purge.html in AEM6.2.

I have defined a custom index for version storage. Even then the purge is really slow.

Secondly while doing so, I get an exception as below:

10.01.2018 11:27:57.498 *ERROR* [ [1515583676773] POST /etc/versioning/purge.html HTTP/1.1] Unable to purge version 1.0 for /content/site/missing-page/jcr:content : OakIntegrity0001: Unable to delete referenced node

javax.jcr.ReferentialIntegrityException: OakIntegrity0001: Unable to delete referenced node

        at org.apache.jackrabbit.oak.api.CommitFailedException.asRepositoryException(


The points to be noted:

  • The page "missing-page" doesn't exist in AEM any more. It was deleted sometime in the past.
  • The version purge hasn't happened since over last 6 months
  • This is happening for a lot of versions
  • The same exception is thrown when Version Purge task is run from daily maintenance window at /libs/granite/operations/content/maintenanceWindow.html/mnt/overlay/granite/operations/config/maintenance/_granite_daily

The tool still continues to purge remaining versions. I am wondering how I can avoid this. The tool is unable to purge a lot of versions like this.

What should be the proper way to run version purge? Should I run compaction before version purge?

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Level 10

We just spoke to Support - this is a issue - they recommended you log a ticket.