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How to restore default Jenkins plugins?

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I do a lot of testing in my Jenkins VM which I have on my local laptop. I found this time-consuming to remove Jenkins and installing again from scratch. It would be better if I have a simple way to restore my Jenkins.

Is there a way to remove all the plugins that I have installed manually and keep the plugins that were installed during Jenkins installation?

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One could also use docker Jenkins LTS. If one wants to start from scratch, just remove the mounted Jenkins home folder and there will be a clean Jenkins in no time.

https://github.com/jenkinsci/docker/blob/master/README.md

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One could use ansible geerlingguy.jenkins role. When this role is applied, a Jenkins system will be created without any plugins. Subsequently, one could install plugins manually, but also define them in ansible, i.e. plugins as code.


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How to restore default Jenkins plugins?

up vote 14 down vote

I do a lot of testing in my Jenkins VM which I have on my local laptop. I found this time-consuming to remove Jenkins and installing again from scratch. It would be better if I have a simple way to restore my Jenkins.

Is there a way to remove all the plugins that I have installed manually and keep the plugins that were installed during Jenkins installation?


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up vote 9 down vote

One could also use docker Jenkins LTS. If one wants to start from scratch, just remove the mounted Jenkins home folder and there will be a clean Jenkins in no time.

https://github.com/jenkinsci/docker/blob/master/README.md

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You could mount the docker image and attach your jenkins home folder to it. Then you can run a script/program/whatever that compares the plugins and deletes the ones that are in your jenkins home but not in the docker container's jenkins home. - Lee Meador Nov 12 '19 at 18:05

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