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Is it possible to change a work directory?

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Hi all,

I am analzying the Java dump stack trace file.

The stack dump is written to the std_<component name>.out file located in the /usr/sap/<SID>/<inst_name>/work directory.

Is it possible to change this path of this work directory?

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I am really unable to understand, why you want to change the work directory? If the reason, because of filesize, then try to schedule some job which will clean the old log files etc.

I guess, you are working on UNIX servers, so create a symbolic link of work directory as follows.

[before doing this, stop SAP and move work directory to a new location]

under <sid>/

ln -s <new location> work

but I don;t recommend you to change the default directory structure.

hope this info helps you,

with regards,