Question
Raghuram Devarakonda · Feb 2, 2017

How to do a custom install using evaluation version?

Hi,

I have downloaded an evaluation copy of Cache and installed on a Windows 2016 R2 machine. I wanted to Configure different locations for DAT, WIJ, and Journal files but the installation process didn't give me such a "custom" option. I do see that the installation guide mentions the presence of such an option so I am wondering if this is a limitation of evaluation copies. Can someone please confirm?

If this is indeed the case, I can stop the instance and then copy the files around. However, I would like to know what files to copy and how to change Cache's configuration to point to new location(s). My guess is that it is enough to update cache.cpf file but wanted to be sure.

I appreciate any help.

Thanks,

Raghu

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The installation does in general not offer the option to place the core files of the system in different locations. Some aspects like new databases and journal file location can be changed later, as part of the system configuration. You seem to have already found the correct documentation for this.

Thanks. BTW, I haven't yet figured out how to change the location of WIJ and journal files but I will look first before posting in the forum. 

Thanks,

Raghu

one way to configure your system is to edit the cache.cpf file

HTH

Raghu,

For information on configuring the journal directories using the management portal, please see Configuring Journal Settings in the Caché Data Integrity Guide. You can also configure the WIJ directory using the page described there.

It looks like you probably saw the general discussion of best practices regarding  the separation of journal, WIJ, and database directories in File System Recommendations in the Caché Installation Guide. I will make sure to update this section with an explicit link to the above section for instructions on how to change the locations. (For a separate discussion of journaling best practices regarding the locations of these directories, see Journaling Best Practices, also in the Data Integrity Guide.)

rcb

Raghu,

For information on configuring the journal directories using the management portal, please see Configuring Journal Settings in the Caché Data Integrity Guide. You can also configure the WIJ directory using the page described there.

It looks like you probably saw the general discussion of best practices regarding  the separation of journal, WIJ, and database directories in File System Recommendations in the Caché Installation Guide. I will make sure to update this section with an explicit link to the above section, and make it clear that these directories are not specified during installation. (For a separate discussion of journaling best practices regarding the locations of these directories, see Journaling Best Practices, also in the Data Integrity Guide.)

rcb

Bob, Thanks for the link. I did read the Data Integrity guide and understand the recommendations for WIJ and Journal files. BTW, it would be nice to add information about configuring these files in System admin guide. Even though I read the Data integrity guide, my first instinct was to go to admin guide for these kind of details.