SEP sesam always creates two directory structures during installation – one for static data and one for variable data. Both structures can be either in the same main directory or in two different directories. On Unix, the installation directories are represented in the file
SEP sesam directory aliases
Directory aliases are used to refer to the specified paths in the default SEP sesam directory structure.
- Refers to the part of the directory structure of a Linux package installation in which the unchangeable files (e.g., binaries) are stored. Path
/opt/sesamcan not be selected during installation.
- Refers to the part of the directory structure of a Linux package installation in which the variable files (e.g., configuration and log files) are stored. Path
/var/opt/sesam/varis not arbitrary during installation.
- Refers to the install location of the SEP sesam file structure for a Linux tarball or a Windows installation. This means that both tarball and Windows installations show <SESAM_BIN> and <SESAM_VAR> on the same location in the file system (referred to as <SESAM_ROOT> here). The install directory must be specified during a tarball installation (default path is
/opt/sesam) and also during Windows installation (default path is
This directory contains all unchanged files, such as programs, templates, etc. The following directory structure is created during SEP sesam installation:
|Templates incl. raw versions for first installation
|Templates for programmable interfaces
This directory contains all changeable data, such as SEP sesam database, protocols and log files. The following directory structure is created during setup:
|SEP sesam database backup
|SSH keys for control communication
|SSL certificates for data transfer
|Notification and metadata logs
|Main directory for log files
|Logs of the Pre- and Post- jobs
|Status and daily logs
|Media action logs
|SEP sesam interface logs
|Temporary files for transient storage
|Temporary files for longer storage
|Mountpoint for VMware and other single item restore tasks
|As of SEP sesam version 5.1.0 Apollon, LIS files in
SESAM_VAR/lis directory are organized into date-based subdirectories. A sub-directory is created for every (SEP sesam) day, where files for that day are stored.
Sample directory structure
The following is common SEP sesam directory layout after an RPM or DEB installation on Linux. The programs are located in
/opt/sesam, the files are in
barometrix:~ # find /opt/sesam/ /var/opt/sesam/ -type d /opt/sesam/ /opt/sesam/bin /opt/sesam/bin/db /opt/sesam/bin/gui /opt/sesam/bin/gui/html /opt/sesam/bin/sesam /opt/sesam/bin/sms /opt/sesam/skel /opt/sesam/skel/db /opt/sesam/skel/templates ### /var/opt/sesam/ /var/opt/sesam/var /var/opt/sesam/var/ini /var/opt/sesam/var/ini/root /var/opt/sesam/var/log /var/opt/sesam/var/log/db /var/opt/sesam/var/log/lgc /var/opt/sesam/var/log/sms /var/opt/sesam/var/tmp /var/opt/sesam/var/work /var/opt/sesam/var/work/smslis /var/opt/sesam/var/work/info /var/opt/sesam/var/work/ctl /var/opt/sesam/var/work/sem /var/opt/sesam/var/times /var/opt/sesam/var/lis /var/opt/sesam/var/not /var/opt/sesam/var/qm /var/opt/sesam/var/glbv /var/opt/sesam/var/prepost /var/opt/sesam/var/prot /var/opt/sesam/var/sel /var/opt/sesam/var/db barometrix:~ #
/var/ini directory contains the following initialization files:
sm.ini sm_java.policy sms.ini odbc.ini debug.ini sm_lic.ini stpd.ini