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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Instana
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 24, 2021

define specific tmp folder

The client request the possibility to redefine the location of the temporary files.

Use case: states that the location for temporary files is /tmp/.instana .
As the Instana agent consumes much space and they do not have enough space on /tmp they need a different location.
They tried to replace /tmp/.instana by a symbolic link to a different filesystem. However the Instana agent did not accept this redirection. agent.log:
WARN | instana-http-client-thread-4 | LoggerEndpoint | com.instana.agent - 1.1.592 | JVM (135613) - Could not create or prepare dedicated temp dir: /tmp/.instana

Afterwards the Instana agent saved all files in the /tmp folder so just at the location they wanted to avoid.