ROOTPATH configuration parameter

Use the ROOTPATH configuration parameter to specify the full path name, including the device or file name, of the initial chunk of the root dbspace. The ROOTPATH configuration parameter is stored in the reserved pages as a chunk name.

onconfig.std value
  • On UNIX: $INFORMIXDIR/tmp/demo_on.rootdbs
  • On Windows: None
values
pathname
takes effect
When disk is initialized (destroys all data)
refer to
The following material in the chapter on managing disk space in the HCL Informix Administrator's Guide
  • Allocating disk space
  • Creating links for raw devices

Usage

On UNIX, you must set the permissions of the file that you specify with the ROOTPATH configuration parameter to 660, and the owner and group must both be informix. On Windows, a member of the Informix-Admin group must own the file that you specify with the ROOTPATH configuration parameter.

UNIX Only:

If you use unbuffered disk space for your initial chunk on UNIX, you should define the ROOTPATH configuration parameter as a pathname that is a link to the initial chunk of the root dbspace instead of entering the actual device name for the initial chunk.


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