Change Jenkins Home on Linux

I’m running Jenkins on Linux Redhat. I’ve followed this post and others to update the JENKINS_HOME to my /data drive.
How to Change Jenkins Home Directory {Linux or Windows}.

However, the JENKINS_HOME never updates from /var/lib/jenkins

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Hi there,

Jenkins 2.332.1 switched Jenkins from using System V init to use systemd with its Linux package installers for Debian, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Alma, openSUSE, Rocky, and more. The LTS Upgrade Guide describes that transition and how to adapt your environment to the transition.

There is a blog post about it as well at

There is also a video introduction for RPM based distributions like Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Alma Linux, Rocky Linux, Oracle Linux, and Amazon Linux.

There is also a video introduction for deb based distributions like Debian and Ubuntu

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Thanks, makes a lot more sense now. However, after doing the upgrade the correct way. I can’t start the server anymore. Please HELP!

Issue resolved. I need to update java to version 11.


Thanks a lot for your feedback @jcosta. :pray: