The installation directory

You may install the Derby software in a directory of your choice.

See the index.html file for pointers to information on Derby.

The distribution includes setup scripts that use an environment variable called DERBY_HOME. The variable's value is set to the Derby base directory.

C:>echo %DERBY_HOME%

If you want to set your own environment, Getting Started with Derby instructs you on setting its value to the directory in which you installed the Derby software.

The distribution for Derby contains all the files you need, including the documentation set, some example applications, and a sample database.

Details about the installation:

Related concepts
Derby libraries and classpath
UNIX-specific issues