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Make an account specific tmp directory

When the objects you are working with in your model are very large and your server has been setup with a /tmp location that isn't large enough you may see “Write” errors or other strange errors referencing the directory “/tmp”. They are a result of running out of disk space on /tmp.

This can be fixed by setting up tool to use the home directory of the account as it's temp directory:

  • Make a directory for the temp files to go. Using windows explorer go to the account directory through your drive mapping and make a new folder in the root of the model account for example:
  • Edit the account's tools.init file through the drive mapping and set the $tmpDir to the location you just made. This line should be added to your tools.init file:
 $tmpDir = "/models/modelAccountName/tmp" 
howtos/admin/make_an_account_specific_tmp_directory.txt · Last modified: 2011/06/06 20:13 by shona.weldon