#include <db_cxx.h>

DbEnv::set_lg_dir(const char *dir); 

The path of a directory to be used as the location of logging files. Log files created by the Log Manager subsystem will be created in this directory.

If no logging directory is specified, log files are created in the environment home directory. See Berkeley DB File Naming for more information.

For the greatest degree of recoverability from system or application failure, database files and log files should be located on separate physical devices.

The database environment's logging directory may also be configured using the environment's DB_CONFIG file. The syntax of the entry in that file is a single line with the string "set_lg_dir", one or more whitespace characters, and the directory name. Because the DB_CONFIG file is read when the database environment is opened, it will silently overrule configuration done before that time. Note that if you use this method for your application, and you also want to use the db_recover, db_printlog, db_archive, or db_log_verify utilities, then you should set create a DB_CONFIG file and set the "set_lg_dir" parameter in it.

The DbEnv::set_lg_dir() method configures operations performed using the specified DbEnv handle, not all operations performed on the underlying database environment.

The DbEnv::set_lg_dir() method may not be called after the DbEnv::open() method is called. If the database environment already exists when DbEnv::open() is called, the information specified to DbEnv::set_lg_dir() must be consistent with the existing environment or corruption can occur.

The DbEnv::set_lg_dir() method either returns a non-zero error value or throws an exception that encapsulates a non-zero error value on failure, and returns 0 on success.



The dir parameter is the directory used to store the logging files.

When using a Unicode build on Windows (the default), the dir argument will be interpreted as a UTF-8 string, which is equivalent to ASCII for Latin characters.


The DbEnv::set_lg_dir() method may fail and throw a DbException exception, encapsulating one of the following non-zero errors, or return one of the following non-zero errors:


If the method was called after DbEnv::open() was called; or if an invalid flag value or parameter was specified.


DbEnv, DbLogc, DbLsn

See Also

Logging Subsystem and Related Methods