Hello, I want to move the location of the db files (i.e. metabase.db.mv.db, metabase.db.trace.db) to a different location other than the Metabase install location.
My install location is simply: C:\Program Files\Metabase yet I would like to have the db files in a different location. For arguments sake, let's say: D:\Metabase_DatabaseFiles
I was following along the help document: https://www.metabase.com/docs/latest/operations-guide/configuring-application-database.html
which implies that I use a command prompt to set the new location on a windows machine (windows 10):
set MB_DB_TYPE=h2 set MB_DB_FILE=/the/path/to/my/h2.db
and then fire up metabase:
java -jar metabase.jar
That all seems to have worked but when I restart my computer, it seems like Metabase loses the connection to the db files in the different location and, instead, creates new db files in the install location and when I start Metabase, I am prompted to create a new account. I am assuming that, when I restart my computer, Metabase forgets that I set the db files to a new location and creates new ones? I am not too sure?
- I am running the Metabase jar file v0.40.1
- I have Metabase starting as a service. The service was created using the nssm install utility
- I do not have access to Postgres, MySQL or MariaDB. Only Oracle, but from what I understand, you cannot migrate to Oracle at this time with Metabase.
Any suggestions on what I may be doing wrong is welcome.