I have created a new server. The default location for VaultData is on the C: drive. I need the VaultData to reside on another drive letter. Where do I configure this setting?
During the install or modification of your server installation, simple choose the location you want for your vault. If you noticed, the vault location is listed on your Vault Settings tab in the VaultAdmin, but is not editable there.
In addition to what Matt (and I agree with him) said you can also copy the
entire vault data folder to another location. If you look at any PDM manual
they advise this for backing up purposes.
If the Vault is already up-and-running, you can change the location this way:
1. stop the PDMWorks Workgroup Service
2. copy the Vault to its new location (e.g. copy C:\VaultData\ to D:\PDMVault\)
3. edit the registry
-> search for a key called 'rootPath'and change its value (C:\VaultData\) to the new location (e.g. D:\PDMVault\)
-> depending on your OS and your SolidWorks version, you may find more instances of 'rootPath'. Change them all.
4. Start the PDMWorks Workgroup Service
Don't forget to make a backup before you mess with the registry - just in case something goes wrong.
We always use the above scenario on our Test Servers, and it never failed so far...
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