Default file locations for tarball installations

Locations when installing from DataStax Enterprise binary tarball.

The default location of the files depends on how DataStax Enterprise is installed.

Default installation location

The default installation_location depends on where you extracted DataStax Enterprise:

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/cassandra/conf/cassandra.yamlinstallation_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/cassandra.yaml Property files and cqlshrc samples including:
  • cassandra-env.sh
  • cassandra-rackdc.properties
  • cassandra-topology.properties
  • cassandra-topology.yaml
  • commitlog_archiving.properties
  • cqlshrc.sample
  • logback.xml

/var/lib/cassandra
or
installation_location

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 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 Solr log messages are in the system.log file.

Default Spark directories

Directories Description
installation_location/resources/spark/conf spark-env.sh, 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/web.xml Default location for Tomcat server logs for DSE Search.
/var/log/cassandra/dropped_audit_events.log Default location for dropped events logs.

Default DSE 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.