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Set the primary location of the journal file.


[Journal]    CurrentDirectory=n

n is the full path to an existing directory. The default is <install-dir>\mgr\journal\.


CurrentDirectory is the name of a directory in which to store the journal files (the primary directory). When installed, the initial value of this field is an empty string. After InterSystems IRIS® data platform starts for the first time, the actual journal directory is filled in here, such as <install-dir>\mgr\journal.

The combined length of CurrentDirectory and the JournalFilePrefix parameters must be less than 208 characters. (The maximum length of JournalFilePrefix is 64 characters.)

Changing This Parameter

On the Journal Settings page of the Management Portal (System Administration > Configuration > System Configuration > Journal Settings), in the Primary journal directory row, select Browse. Select the name of an existing directory.

Instead of using the Management Portal, you can change CurrentDirectory in the Config.JournalOpens in a new tab class (as described in the class reference), from the ^JOURNAL utility (as described in Update Journal Settings Using ^JRNOPTS), or by editing the CPF in a text editor (as described in Editing the Active CPF).

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