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# How do you change the directory JobScheduler uses for temporary files

The JobScheduler Master and Agent create temporary files. The JobScheduler retrieves from the operation system the information where to store such files.

• For Windows and Unix JobScheduler considers the setting of the environment variable %TMP% respectively \$TMP for the location of temporary files.
• For Windows the directory for temporary files is usually associated with the account:
• User accounts are located below the %UserProfile% directory structure.
• System accounts are usually located below the %WinDir% directory structure.
• For Unix JobScheduler creates a subdirectory from it's account to store temporary files, e.g. in  /tmp/jobscheduler_user/

## JobScheduler Master

You can set the folder for temporary files by adding the variable TMP to the JobScheduler environment, see How to add environment variables for all jobs. Consider that jobs will use the folder for temporary files as well.

### Instructions for Unix

• rename ./user_bin/jobscheduler_environment_variables.sh-example to ./user_bin/jobscheduler_environment_variables.sh
• edit ./user_bin/jobscheduler_environment_variables.sh:

Sample for Unix
  TMP=/path/to/tmp/folder
export TMP

• make sure that the JobScheduler account has read, write and execute permissions for /path/to/tmp/folder
• restart the JobScheduler

### Instructions for Windows

• rename .\user_bin\jobscheduler_environment_variables.cmd-example to .\user_bin\jobscheduler_environment_variables.cmd
• edit .\user_bin\jobscheduler_environment_variables.cmd:

Sample for Windows
  set SCHEDULER_START_PARAMS=%SCHEDULER_START_PARAMS% -env="TMP=\path\to\tmp\folder"
• make sure that the JobScheduler Madster account has read, write and execute permissions for \path\to\tmp\folder
• execute the following sequence of commands
• .\bin\jobscheduler.cmd stop
• .\bin\jobscheduler.cmd remove

• .\bin\jobscheduler.cmd install
• After installation optionally assign an account to the Windows service and modify the start type, e.g. to automated start.
• .\bin\jobscheduler.cmd start_service

## JobScheduler Agent

You can set the folder for temporary files by adding the variable TMP to the JobScheduler environment. Consider that jobs will use the folder for temporary files as well.

### Instructions for Unix

• rename ./bin/jobscheduler_agent_instance.sh-example to ./bin/jobscheduler_agent_port.sh where port is the numeric port that the Agent is listening for.
• edit the JAVA_OPTIONS in ./bin/jobscheduler_agent_port.sh:

Sample for Unix
  JAVA_OPTIONS="-Djava.io.tmpdir=/path/to/tmp/folder"

• make sure that the JobScheduler Agent account has read, write and execute permissions for /path/to/tmp/folder
• execute the following sequence of commands for an Agent that is listening for port 4445:
• ./bin/jobscheduler_agent_4445.sh stop
• ./bin/jobscheduler_agent_4445.sh start

### Instructions for Windows

• rename .\bin\jobscheduler_agent_instance.cmd-example to .\bin\jobscheduler_agent_port.cmd where port is the numeric port that the Agent is listening for
• edit .\bin\jobscheduler_agent_port.cmd:

Sample for Windows
  JAVA_OPTIONS=-Djava.io.tmpdir=\path\to\tmp\folder
• make sure that the JobScheduler Agent account has read, write and execute permissions for \path\to\tmp\folder
• execute the following sequence of commands for an Agent that is listening for port 4445:
• .\bin\jobscheduler_agent_4445.cmd stop
• .\bin\jobscheduler_agent_4445.cmd start_service

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