Default file locations for tarball and Installer-No Services installations

Locations when installing from DataStax Enterprise binary tarball and when using the DataStax Installer with the No Services option selected.

The default location of the files depend on how DataStax Enterprise is installed:
  • The files are located in the same locations for Package installations and when the Services is selected using the DataStax Installer.
  • The files are located in the same locations for Tarball and when No Services is selected using the DataStax Installer.

Default installation location

The default installation_location depends on whether you installed DataStax Enterprise by using the DataStax Installer or from the binary tarball:

Default directories for cassanda.yaml and dse.yaml

Directories Description
installation_location/resources/cassandra/conf/cassandra.yaml cassandra.yaml is the main configuration file for the database.
installation_location/resources/dse/conf/dse.yaml dse.yaml is the main configuration file for DataStax Enterprise.

Default database directories

Directories Description
installation_location/resources/cassandra/bin Commands and utilities, such as nodetool, cqlsh, sstabledump, and sstableloader
installation_location/resources/cassandra/conf Property files and cqlshrc samples including:
  • cassandra-topology.yaml
  • cqlshrc.sample
  • logback.xml


commitlog, data, hints, saved_caches directories
/var/log/cassandra Log files, including:
  • audit directory
  • debug.log
  • gremlin.log
  • solrvalidation.log
  • system.log
You can change logging locations.

Default DSEFS data directory

The default location for the DSEFS data directory is /var/lib/dsefs.

Default DataStax Enterprise Installer and install log directories

Directories Description
installation_location/dse/backups/log_file_dir/copied_config_files.log Show Config File Overwrites
installation_location/dse/backups/log_file_dir/bitrock_installer.log View Installation Log
installation_location/dse/backups/log_file_dir/install_dependencies.log View Dependency Installation Log
installation_location/dse/ View README
installation_location/dse/uninstall Uninstall DataStax Enterprise

Default DSE Graph directories

Directories Description
installation_location/resources/graph/gremlin-console/conf/remote.yaml Gremlin console configuration for connection to the Gremlin Server, including Kerberos authentication and SSL encryption.
installation_location/resources/graph/conf/logback-gremlin-server.xml GremlinServerFileAppender

Default DSE Search directories

Directories Description
installation_location/resources/solr/conf Solr configuration
installation_location/resources/solr/lib Solr driver
installation_location/demos/wikipedia Search - Wikipedia demo
/var/log/cassandra Search log messages are in the system.log file.

Default Spark directories

Directories Description
installation_location/resources/spark/conf, spark-defaults.conf, spark-daemon-defaults.conf
/var/lib/spark Spark library
/var/log/spark Spark Master and Worker logs
installation_location/resources/spark/spark-jobserver Spark Jobserver
installation_location/demos/portfolio_manager Spark Portfolio Manager demo
/var/lib/dsefs The default directory to store the DSE File System data.

Default Logback-appender directories

Directories Description
installation_location/resources/cassandra/conf/logback.xml logback.xml is the logback configuration file

Default location audit logs

Directories Description
/etc/dse/tomcat/conf/server.xml/etc/dse/tomcat/conf/server.xml Default location for Tomcat server logs for DSE Search.
/var/log/cassandra/dropped_audit_events.log Default location for dropped events logs.

Default OpsCenter directories

See the OpsCenter documentation.

Default directory for Token-generator tool

Location Description
installation_location/resources/cassandra/tools/bin/token-generator For manually Generating tokens.

Licenses and other documents

The default location is installation_location. Also see DataStax Enterprise third-party software.