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2.7. Where are my temporary files to be written to and how can I change this?
The default location that temporary files are written to by CLC software is the system temporary file area.
For CLC Workbenches
Information about where the temporary files are being directed to can be found directly in CLC Workbenches from version 7.0 onwards by bringing up the "About" information for the Workbench from under the Help menu. For example, for the Genomics Workbench, use the menu option:
Help | About CLC Genomics Workbench
Then go to the File Locations tab.
You can find information on how to re-direct where temporary files are written to by the CLC Workbench in our deployment manual:
For CLC Servers
If you are not sure where the temporary files are being written to, you can look inside the output.log file, which you cand find in the installation area of the Server software. Just look for the line that starts with:
You can find information on how to re-direct where temporary files are written to by the CLC Server software in the Server manual:
For the CLC Assembly Cell
Temporary files are written to the directory specified in the TMP variable on Windows and TMPDIR on Linux and Mac. Redirection of temporary files involves setting these variables to point at the desired location.
In all cases
We highly recommend that temporary file space be set to areas on the local file system. Having your temporary file space on a remote filesystem can cause the performance of the software to be significantly reduced.