Kettle Log Issue: Unable to create default file

Issue Description:

Unable to create default file


Sample Log:

Unable to create default file : \\vmware-host\Shared Folders\.kettle\
Exception in thread “Thread-13” java.lang.RuntimeException: Central Log Store is not initialized!!!
at org.pentaho.di.core.logging.KettleLogStore.getInstance(
at org.pentaho.di.core.logging.KettleLogStore.getAppender(
at org.pentaho.di.core.logging.LogChannel.println(
at org.pentaho.di.core.logging.LogChannel.println(
at org.pentaho.di.core.logging.LogChannel.logError(


Reason & Solution:

This issue is very rarely observed and is mostly due to the incorrect / invalid / missing kettle_home environment variables. Resolve by setting the kettle_home variable in the environment variables section.


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