How to change the workspace and configuration locations used by the SCM workbench

Document ID : KB000049463
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

How can the locations that the Workbench uses for the workspace and configurations files be changed?

Solution:

It is possible to change the location used for the workspace files by editing the configuration for the SCM workbench e.g.

C:\program Files\CA\SCM\configuration\config.ini

In here you will find two tokens which will currently be defined as

osgi.configuration.area=@user.home/.cascm/configuration
(this stores configuration and program files used by the workbench)

osgi.instance.area.default=@user.home/.cascm/workspace
(this contains log files etc)

@user.home equates to the user directory in the Windows environment e.g.
C:\Documents and Settings\username for XP or C:\Users\username for Windows 7

You can edit these and set the location to a different location of your choice
(note the "/" is not the standard DOS format - this is important) e.g.

osgi.configuration.area=c:/workspaces/.cascm/configuration
osgi.instance.area.default=c:/workspaces/.cascm/workspace