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Changing sapinst_instdir location

Hello All

I am patching EP 6.40 and would like to change the location of sapinst_instdir from C:\Program Files\.. to different drive (C:\ does not have enough space for temporary install files).

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Andriy

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    Apr 12, 2007 at 08:33 PM

    Hi Andriy,

    I dont see the problem if you want to delete those installation files...If you already installed your system you wont need them anymore (at least that sometime you want to do it again with the same settings) ... but is not really necessary...

    Good luck!

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    • Former Member Former Member

      I put the SARs into E: drive from the start and extracted them there. Still when I run sapinst it created sapinst_instdir ander C:\Program Files\

      Found a brute force solution - had network admin expand C: drive

      Thanks everyone

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    Apr 12, 2007 at 10:58 PM

    Simply create a directory on another drive and run sapinst from there. Let's say you have a drive E: and on this drive you create directory "sap_temp". Open a command window and go to the E: drive. Switch to the directory you created and start sapinst.exe from here. The SAP installer will copy the necessary files to this directory and not to the "C:\Program Files\.." anymore

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  • Aug 04, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    Just to validate that you can move to a tmp drive other than C:\program files\...

    Create the directory "tmp" where you want it to be: D:\user\sap\<SID>\tmp (where <SID> = your SAP SID)

    open a command prompt (cmd)

    CD to the desired tmp directory:

    D:

    cd d:\usr\sap\<SID>\tmp

    D:\usr\sap\<SID>\tmp>

    Once positioned there execute sapinst from the mapped location:

    D:\user\sap\<SID>\tmp> Z:\NW-CE_EHP1_DVDs\51036020_master\DATA_UNITS\CE711_01_IM_WIN_X86_64_ORA_X86_64_ORA\sapinst

    The SAPINST GUI will start using the D:\usr\sap\<SID>\tmp location as the sapinst work area.

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