The liquibase-tablespace-name global parameter is a string that sets which tablespace Liquibase uses to store objects that are being deployed to your database.

liquibase-tablespace-name only affects objects managed by Liquibase, the DATABASECHANGELOG and DATABASECHANGELOGLOCK tracking tables.


Each type of database allocates its own default tablespaces in memory, such as SYSTEM and SYSAUX in Oracle. You can set liquibase-tablespace-name to one of these values. Alternatively, you can create an additional tablespace and set it as the value of liquibase-tablespace-name.

Setting the liquibase-tablespace-name parameter

You can set liquibase-tablespace-name in four ways:

  • In the Liquibase properties file
  • As a global parameter in the CLI
  • As a JVM system property
  • As an environment variable (Liquibase Pro)

Liquibase properties file parameter

In Liquibase 4.1+, add the following to Liquibase properties file:

liquibase.liquibaseTablespaceName: <string>

CLI global parameter

Tip: All commands and parameters use the --kebab-case format in the CLI environment. This is the format Liquibase recommends for best results. If your preference is camelCase, it will still work in the CLI.

In your command line, use a global parameter with a single Liquibase command:

liquibase --liquibase-tablespace-name=<string> update --changelog-file=dbchangelog.xml

Java system property

In your command line, use the JAVA_OPTS Environment Variable to set a JVM system property:

Mac/Linux syntax:


Windows syntax:

set JAVA_OPTS=-Dliquibase.liquibaseTablespaceName=<string>

Note: To use a Liquibase command alongside JAVA_OPTS, add && liquibase <command> to the end of your input.

Environment variable (Liquibase Pro)

In Liquibase Pro, set an environment variable:

Mac/Linux syntax:


Windows syntax:


Note: These environment variable commands only apply to the current shell. If you need to pass an environment variable to a child process without affecting the parent process, you can use the export command on Mac/Linux or the setx command on Windows.

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