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Set the desired size of the wij.


[config]    targwijsz=n

n is an integer. The default is 0.


targwijsz allocates a number of MB for the Write Image Journal (WIJ) file. The value is an integer, but fractional input is accepted and silently truncated (for example, 35.5 becomes 35).

When targwijsz is set to 0, the WIJ grows as needed, based on activity. The targwijsz parameter allows you to allocate space to the WIJ ahead of time so it does not need to grow during a period of high activity. While there is no upper limit for targwijsz, it is not useful to set it higher than the maximum size of the database cache, as that is the most space the WIJ needs.

For more information, see Write Image Journaling and Recovery.


Setting this target size ensures that disk space is allocated for the WIJ early in the start-up process. If sufficient space is not allocated early and there is not enough available space for the WIJ, the instance may encounter problems. Allocating space for WIJ is an advanced configuration setting. If you encounter issues with this, contact the InterSystems Worldwide Response CenterOpens in a new tab.

Changing This Parameter

On the Advanced Memory Settings page of the Management Portal (System Administration > Configuration > Additional Settings > Advanced Memory), click the Edit link in the targwijsz row. The Edit: targwijsz page provides details about the setting and allows you to change its value.

Instead of using the Management Portal, you can change targwijsz in the Config.configOpens in a new tab class (as described in the class reference) or by editing the CPF in a text editor (as described in Editing the Active CPF).

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