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How can I change default Local Repository location for all users using the PC?

ScrumiMarkScrumiMark Member Posts: 3 Newbie
edited November 2019 in Help

I am running a Terminal server and RapidMiner is installed on the same. I have 3-4 users accessing the system I want to point the repositories of all users to one location while using Rapid Miner.
How can I do it?


  • jwpfaujwpfau Employee, Member Posts: 38   RM Engineering
    In theory: Right click on the "Local Repository" in the Repository Panel click on "Configure Repository" and choose the same "Root directory" for all users.

    But that's not a supported use cases, you will run into issues due to concurrent usage, maybe even data loss.
    Also you need to refresh the repository manually to see changes from other users.
  • ScrumiMarkScrumiMark Member Posts: 3 Newbie
    Thankyou for the response.

    But the root directory settings gets refreshed everytime the user logs in.

    Is it possible to have parameter specified in startup of "rapidminer" ?

  • jwpfaujwpfau Employee, Member Posts: 38   RM Engineering
    edited December 2019
    The repositories are defined in the ~/.RapidMiner/repositories.xml file.
    What do you mean with "refreshed everytime the user logs in"?
    If your user home (~ or %HOME%) is not persistent you can point it to a persistent and writable location via the "user.home" system property.
  • ScrumiMarkScrumiMark Member Posts: 3 Newbie
    The users are logging on terminal server, and the home directory is pointing to different file server.
    When the users are trying to load RapidMiner it is creating new temporary profile and storing on the terminal server, which is automatically deleted upon logout.
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