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The Siebel File System is a shared directory that is network-accessible to the Siebel Server. The file system may be installed on a server machine where you have installed a Siebel Server, or on another network server that can share the directory, so that it is available to the Siebel Server.
NOTE: If the operating systems of the two machines for the Siebel Server and the File System are different—for example, one Windows and one UNIX—you may need to deploy a third-party cross-platform networking tool such as Samba to allow both machines to share the directory. Refer to your third-party documentation for details.
When you install each Siebel Server, you are prompted for the local mount point directory of the Siebel File System. Be sure to explicitly specify the unique mount point for each Siebel Server instance. Do not use the default values or those from a previous Siebel Server installation.
When deploying a Siebel component on a specific Siebel Server instance, it may be necessary in some circumstances to override the component's attribute that specifies the directory for the Siebel File Server. Such overrides apply only to components that require access to the Siebel File System.
NOTE: You must create a separate file system for each Siebel Enterprise Server. For example, if you have development and test databases, you must have two separate Siebel Enterprise Servers, and therefore two Siebel File Systems.
Each Siebel Server accesses its Enterprise's Siebel File System by means of a dedicated server component, called File System Manager (FSM). Individual Web clients need no direct knowledge of the location of the Siebel File System, because they connect directly with the appropriate Siebel Server to request file uploads or downloads. File System Manager then processes these requests through interaction with the Siebel File System directory. For more information about File System Manager, see the Siebel System Administration Guide.
NOTE: The Siebel File System can be defined at the Enterprise level, Siebel Server level, or server component level. In a mixed Siebel Server environment, you must individually modify a parameter at the Siebel Server or the component level if the File System location is different from the default (Enterprise) location, using the Server Manager. If you do not specify the File System location at the component level, the value is inherited from the Siebel Server (if it has been set there) or from the Enterprise (the default).
Because File System Manager is the sole access mechanism to the Siebel File System, only the user with administrative privileges for the Siebel Server should have access privileges to the File System directories. This precaution protects the File System from direct physical access by all other users.
The Siebel File System directory name must be alphanumeric and cannot contain special characters or spaces. Underscores are permitted. Also, each filename must begin with an alphabetic character. For example, name the directory something like:
You need to specify the shared directory when installing the Siebel Server. The shared directory must be available to all Siebel Servers in the Enterprise. You may need to use a file-sharing tool to access this directory.
As part of the Siebel Server installation, File System Manager automatically generates a set of subdirectories under the Siebel File System root directory, as described in Table 5.
NOTE: When creating a Siebel File System shared directory, only the associated Siebel Servers should be allowed to create subdirectories in that location. No subdirectories should be manually created in that location.
If you will be operating this File System as part of a cluster, you must install it on a clustered disk drive in the same cluster resource group in which the Siebel File System service resource will run. For information about clustering your servers, see the Deployment Planning Guide.
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