#include <db.h>

DB_ENV->set_lg_dir(DB_ENV *dbenv, 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.

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

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

The DB_ENV->set_lg_dir() method returns a non-zero error value on failure and 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 DB_ENV->set_lg_dir() method may fail and return one of the following non-zero errors:


If the method was called after DB_ENV->open() was called; or if an invalid flag value or parameter was specified.



See Also

Logging Subsystem and Related Methods