File systems for the primary computer

You must create the file systems listed in File systems for the Ricoh ProcessDirector primary computer before you install Ricoh ProcessDirector. Create and mount the /aiw file system before you create the other file systems.

File systems for the Ricoh ProcessDirector primary computer

File system Recommended size Minimum size Description
/aiw 80+ GB 20 GB File system for Ricoh ProcessDirector print jobs, resources, backup files, and trace files. This file system is shared by the secondary computers as a mounted file system.
/aiw/aiw1/db2 20 GB 10 GB File system for DB2 tables when DB2 is installed on the same computer as the base product (either the Ricoh ProcessDirector version of DB2 or a separate copy).
/aiw/aiw1/db2_logs 2 GB 2 GB File system for DB2 logs when DB2 is installed on the same computer as the base product (either the Ricoh ProcessDirector version of DB2 or a separate copy).
Remote database location (DB2 administrator's choice) 22 GB 12 GB File system for DB2 tables and logs when DB2 is installed on a different computer.
/var/aiw 5 GB 5 GB File system for debug information from Ricoh ProcessDirector.
/var/psf 5 GB 5 GB File system for PSF configuration and temporary files.
/var/psf/segments 45 GB 10 GB File system used to improve performance. This file system must be bigger than your biggest job. It requires enough space to store data for concurrent jobs on multiple printers. The recommended minimum size is 45 GB for five printers. Increase the size by 10 GB for each additional printer.

Existing file systems that Ricoh ProcessDirector for AIX uses shows the file systems that you create when you install the AIX operating system. You might need to increase the size of these file systems before you install Ricoh ProcessDirector.

Existing file systems that Ricoh ProcessDirector for AIX uses

File system Recommended size Minimum size Description
/var Varies Set as an operating system default File system that contains the /var/spool/lpd directory, used to spool jobs received by LPD protocol. This file system must be large enough to hold all of the print files that you receive at one time with the LPD protocol.

If you install any Transform features, you must have an additional 1 GB free space in /var.

/home (default) 2.5 GB free space 2.5 GB free space If DB2 is on the same computer as the base product:File system that contains the home directory of the DB2 instance user. This DB2 is either the Ricoh ProcessDirector version of DB2 or a separate copy.

    Note:
  • If /aiwinst is in /home, it must have 2.5 GB free space.
  • If /home/aiwinst is a separate file system from /home, /home/aiwinst must have 2.5 GB free space.

5.5 MB free space 5.5 MB free space If DB2 is installed on a different computer: File system that contains the home directory of the Ricoh ProcessDirector DB2 client user when you install the DB2 client on the same computer as the base product and configure it to work with a DB2 server on a different computer.
/opt 15 GB free space

With Ricoh Postscript/PDF to AFP, PCL to AFP, SAP to AFP, or AFP to PDF installed, 1 GB additional free space

With the Advanced Transform feature installed, 1 GB additional free space

10 GB free space

With Ricoh Postscript/PDF to AFP, PCL to AFP, SAP to AFP, or AFP to PDF installed, 1 GB additional free space

With the Advanced Transform feature installed, 1 GB additional free space

File system for Ricoh ProcessDirector code.
/tmp 3 GB free space 750 MB free space Temporary space used by the Ricoh ProcessDirector installer. The Ricoh Transform features listed require an additional 500 MB of free space in /tmp.
    Note:
  • The /tmp file system must not be mounted with the noexec option. To verify that the noexec option is not used, enter mount on the command line.
  • If you upgrade the DB2 database, you need 3 GB free space.
/usr 750 MB free space 750 MB free space File system that contains the /usr/lpp/psf and /usr/lib directories used for printing AFP files.

For the file systems that Ricoh ProcessDirector manages, ownership and permissions must be set as shown in Ownership and permissions for file systems.

Ownership and permissions for file systems

File system Owner Group Permissions
/var/aiw root system 777 - drwxrwxrwx
/var/psf root printq 2777 - drwxrwsrwx
/var/psf/segments root printq 2777 - drwxrwsrwx
/aiw/aiw1/db2
(See Note.)
root system 755 - drwxr-xr-x
/aiw/aiw1/db2_logs
(See Note.)
root system 755 - drwxr-xr-x
/aiw root system 755 - drwxr-xr-x
    Note:
  • The installation program changes the ownership to the Ricoh ProcessDirector system user and group. You can use the default Ricoh ProcessDirector system user (aiw1) and group (aiwgrp1) or you can specify a different user and group.