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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Spectrum Symphony
Components Version 7.1
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 5, 2016

A new environment variable is needed at client side to point the DDT working directory to a local disk

In current release, DDT work directory is controlled by SOAM_HOME ( under SOAM_HOME/work/datamanager/host:port). The customer wants an additional parameter to control DDT work directory explicitly and separate it from SOAM_HOME environmental variable.
1) The new feture aims to put Symphony Libs on NFS while DDT work directory on local disk. This will improve performance, avoid NFS potential defects and reduce management work of libraries.
2) The customer also wants to make DDT work directory different for individual user.

  • Guest
    Nov 27, 2020

    .The SOAM_DIRECT_DATA_STORAGE environment variable with possible values of StoreInMemory or StoreOnDisk is used to define whether the data resides in client memory or is written to disk. The default behavior when this variable is not defined is StoreOnDisk.

  • Guest
    Jan 6, 2016

    Creating a new RFE based on Community RFE #82096 in product Platform Symphony.