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Moving the Siebel File System
This topic describes the task of moving the Siebel File System locations. The locations of the Siebel File System may require movement to another directory or machine due to size limitations or other requirements. To move the Siebel File System, perform the steps in the following procedure.
For a list of Siebel File System background information and other related administrative tasks, see Administering the Siebel File System.
To move the Siebel File System
- Update the enterprise parameter, Siebel File System (parameter alias FileSystem) with the new file system location.
Specify the new directory, followed by the old directory, and separate the paths with a comma. A value in this format allows clients to search the first path for the files and, if they are not found, the client searches the next path in the list. When writing files to the Siebel File System, the files write to the first directory specified. Making this change allows clients to access old files while allowing the writing of new files to the new directory. See Configuring Siebel Enterprise Server Parameters for details on this procedure.
NOTE: When updating the parameter, do not include a space between the commas.
- Update the enterprise parameter Application Shared Mode users directory (alias CFGSharedModeUsersDir) to a subdirectory of the directory that you specified in Step 1. This parameter specifies the location for the user preference files (file extension is .spf).
- Update the ServerDataSrc named subsystem parameter DSFileSystem with the new file system location.
See Configuring Siebel Enterprise Server Named Subsystem Parameters for details on this procedure.
Specify the new directory first followed by the old directory, and separate the paths with a comma. Make sure to append \att to all directory paths.
- Set the current file system directory to read only.
This measure prevents inconsistencies between the old and new file system.
- Change the share properties to the new directory.
- Run the sfspartition.exe utility to redistribute the files to the new file system locations.
For information on how to run this utility, see Partitioning the Siebel File System.
- Update the client and server configuration files to remove the old Siebel File System directory.
NOTE: Perform this update in a test environment before moving to a production environment.