Saturday, 10 February 2007

Caution - Problem with Windows maximum path length and WebSphere Portal node name


Learn from my mistake

If your nodename is 8 characters or longer, you may get this exception: -

2007-02-08T11:42:00Z Result: [wsadmin] The system cannot find the specified file, either the filename is too long on Windows system or run out of file descriptor on UNIX platform. D:\ibm\WebSphere\profiles\wp_profile\wstemp\Script110a1279556\workspace\cells\stargate\applications\BPEContainer_stargate_WebSphere_Portal.ear\deployments\BPEContainer_stargate_WebSphere_Portal\compensate_ejb.jar\META-INF\ibm-ejb-jar-ext-pme.xmi.workspace_save (The system cannot find the file specified)

This is because the nodename pushes the length of the path out to 261 characters, which exceeeds the Windows 256 character limit: -


I'm using Windows 2000 Server SP4.

Hope this helps.


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