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SAP BODS 4.2SP5, logs generated in C drive

Hi Guys

I have recently upgraded to BODS 4.2 SP5 on windows 2008R2. After the upgrade we notice that logs are generated in

"C:\ProgramData\SAP BusinessObjects\Data Services\log\JBSVR". I have tried using existing DSConfig file and creating a new one as well, but in both cases the logs are generated in C Drive.

Before upgarde the logs were generated in D drive and so edited a the new DSConfig as below and restarted the Job server,BODS Services and rebooted the server; even that does not help.


AL_JobServerPath ="D:\SAP BusinessObjects\Data Services/bin/al_jobserver.exe"

AL_JobServerLoadBalanceDebug = FALSE

AL_JobServerLoadOSPolling = 60

AL_JobServerLoadRBThreshold = 10

AL_JobServerLoadAlwaysRoundRobin = FALSE

AL_JobServerAdditionalJobCommandLine =

AL_JobServerThreadPoolDebug = FALSE

ServiceDisplayName = SAP Data Services




AL_JobServerLogReDir1="D:\SAP BusinessObjects\Data Services\log"


Please advice how can we modify the path for log generation in SAP BODS4.2 SP5.


Manish Singh

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3 Answers

  • Aug 31, 2015 at 07:18 AM


    In the DSConfig.txt set the AL_JobServerLogReDir1 to complete path without the sub folder name and AL_JobServerLogDirectory1 to just the name of sub folder

    AL_JobServerLogReDir1=D:\SAP BusinessObjects\Data Services



    Arun Sasi

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  • Aug 31, 2015 at 11:56 AM

    Hello Manish, You need to change path of DS_COMMON_DIR.

    1. Stop SAP Data Services from Windows Services.
    2. Stop EIM APS service via the Central Management Console (CMC).
    3. Copy entire the SAP BusinessObjects folder from the default DS_COMMON_DIR path which is C:\ProgramData to the new location.
      1. E.g To point the DS_COMMON_DIR to D:\DSCOMMONDIR\SAP BusinessObjects\Data Services, copy the entire SAP BusinessObjects from C:\ProgramData to D:\DSCOMMONDIR
    4. Edit the DS_COMMON_DIR system variable to point to correct location.
    5. E.g. D:\DSCOMMONDIR\SAP BusinessObjects\Data Services
    6. Change the location of your pcache, which is moved when you follow the steps above.
    7. Change the location of your jobserver logs, also moved as a result of the same steps.
    8. Restart the EIM APS Service.
    9. Start SAP Data Services from Windows Services.

    This is from our server:

    Update pCache as required.

    Let me know if it helps.

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  • Aug 31, 2015 at 07:15 PM

    There are several copies of the DSCONFIG.TXT file. Have you modified the one in ProgramData?

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