You can schedule the Version Purge maintenance task from the Ops Dashboard to delete old versions automatically. As a result, this minimizes the need to manually use the Version Purge tools.You can schedule and configure the Version Purge task by accessing Tools > Operations > Maintenance > Weekly Maintenance Window and following these steps:

  1. Click the Add button.

  2. Choose Version Purge from the drop-down menu.

  3. To configure the Version Purge task, click on the gears icon on the newly created Version Purge maintenance card.



The default values are the recommended configuration values for the Version Purge task. Adjusting these values is necessary in the case of version retention requirements.


AEM also has a Version Purge tool that can run ad hoc version purges. The configurations for the Version Purge task and the Version Purge tool are unrelated.