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JMS File Store --> Configuration

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This tab defines general configuration attributes for a JMS file store. A JMS file store consists of a disk-based file that is used for storing persistent messages and durable subscribers.


Creating a JMS File Store

Related Topics

"WebLogic JMS Fundamentals" in Programming WebLogic JMS

Improving JMS File Store Performance


Table 22-1

Attribute Label


Value Constraints


An alphanumeric name for this JMS file store configuration. This field will not accept spaces.

Each JMS file store configuration in your WebLogic environment must have a unique name, regardless of the domain or cluster in which it resides.

WebLogic Server uses an MBean to implement and persist the configuration.


Attribute: Name

Synchronous Write Policy

A user-defined policy that determines how the JMS file store writes data to disk. This policy also affects the JMS file store's performance, scalability, and reliability. The valid policy options are:

Disabled - Transactions are complete as soon as their writes are cached in memory, instead of waiting for the writes to successfully reach the disk. This policy is the fastest, but the least reliable (that is, transactionally safe). It can be more than 100 times faster than the other policies, but power outages or operating system failures can cause lost and/or duplicate messages.

Cache-Flush - Transactions cannot complete until all of their writes have been flushed down to disk. This policy is reliable and scales well as the number of simultaneous users increases.

Direct-Write - File store writes are written directly to disk. This policy is supported on Solaris and Windows. If this policy is set on an unsupported platform, the file store automatically uses the Cache-Flush policy instead.

  • With on-disk caching enabled, the Direct-Write policy can be 2-5 times faster than the Cache-Flush policy, except in highly scalable cases where it may be slightly slower.

  • With on-disk caching disabled, the Direct-Write policy is faster than the Cache-Flush policy in one-to-many cases, but is much slower otherwise.

  • The Direct-Write policy scales well with on-disk caching enabled, but does not scale with it disabled. (Solaris does not allowing enabling the on-disk cache for direct writes).

Default: Cache-Flush

Valid values:

  • Disabled

  • Cache-Flush

  • Direct-Write

Dynamic: yes

Synchronous Write Policy


Warning! Although the use of the Direct-Write policy is transactionally reliable on Solaris systems, Windows systems may leave transaction data in the on-disk cache without writing it to disk immediately. For more information, see Disabling the On-Disk Cache For a Disk Drive on Windows 2000.

Note: If the JMS file store is used exclusively for paging non-persistent messages to disk, the Synchronous Write Policy is ignored.


Attribute: SynchronousWritePolicy


The pathname to the valid file-system directory where the JMS file store is kept.

This attribute is not dynamically configurable.


Attribute: Directory


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