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Moving the Siebel File System
This topic describes the task of moving the Siebel File System location. The location 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 configuration file parameter
FileSystem with the new file system location.
Specify the new directory first 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 Editing Configuration Files for further details on updating the configuration file parameters.
NOTE: When updating the configuration file parameter, do not include a space between the comma and make sure to append the old directory with
- Update the enterprise parameter
Siebel File System (parameter alias
FileSystem) with the new file system location.
See Configuring Siebel Enterprise Server Parameters for details on this procedure.
- 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 the old directory with
- 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.
- Copy the old file to the new Siebel File System directory.
- 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.