PID file location

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    Pete Ryland


    Is it possible to specify the location of the pidfile? Because I can’t see how to specify the pidfile location, I can’t run the licence server from a read-only filesystem, which is generally considered good practice. It would also be nice if I didn’t have to use symlinks to get around the same issue with the data and logs directories.

    Thanks and best regards,


    Colton Sablinsky

    Hi Pete,

    So there are two ways that you can handle this situation.

    1. You can opt to ignore the script altogether and instead start the license server with the command “java -jar /PATH/TO/LICENSE/SERVER/lib/license-server.jar”. When manually starting the license server in this way the PID file, logs, and data will be created in the current active directory.

    2.You can set the location where the PID file will be generated either via the JVM argument ‘-Dpidfile.path=/NEW/PATH/’ or via the license server properties file using the flag ‘pidfile.path=/NEW/PATH/’. (If needed you can also set the log and data directory in a similar fashion using ‘’ and ‘’.

    Let me know if these options work for you.

    One other thing worth mentioning is that we now have a hosted licensing model that you can migrate to free of charge. This removes the strain of your team having to upkeep the on premise license server. If you are interested you can find more information here.


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