In Ubuntu, how do I change the home path of Jenkins using the CLI?
In the Jenkins web interface, under Home directory (Dashboard -> Mange Jenkins -> Configure System), the help section says the following:
- "By default, Jenkins stores all of its data in this directory on the file system", referring to /var/lib/jenkins
- "Edit the JENKINS_HOME variable in your Jenkins configuration file (e.g. /etc/sysconfig/jenkins on Red Hat Linux)"
However, my etc directory doesn't have a directory called sysconfig.
Running the following command returns a lot of files among which only the following seems relevant:
find ~/ -type f -name "config.xml" /var/lib/jenkins/config.xml
The file contains the following field:
Is this the correct field to edit? If so, which syntax should I follow while entering the desired path?
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This question was already https://stackoverflow.com/questions/13192322/how-to-change-home-directory-of-jenkins on Stack Overflow. I'll copy the top answer here, but there are several other answers over there that you may find useful:
For me on Jenkins 2.7.2 on RHEL 7.2 after already starting jenkins and configuring a build, I needed to:
Change the jenkins user's home directory
sudo su - service jenkins stop vi /etc/passwd # change the /var/lib/jenkins to /home/jenkins or whatever
Change the setting in the start script to also find it
vi /etc/sysconfig/jenkins # change the JENKINS_HOME to /home/jenkins or what ever
Copy all the data to the new location (eg: /home/jenkins)
cd /home cp -Rf /var/lib/jenkins . chown -R jenkins:jenkins *
Start it back up
service jenkins start
And that seems to have done it for me.