Server Configuration > File Vaulting for Configuration Management > Managing the File Vault > Changing the File Vault Location
Changing the File Vault Location
Administrators can change the location of the file vault in the file system on the Windchill RV&S server. PTC recommends that you always back up file vault content before changing the vault location and moving the contents of the vault.
To change the file vault location:
1. Stop the Windchill RV&S server.
2. Create the new file vault directory in the new location. If the vault location does not exist, the Windchill RV&S server will not start.
3. Manually copy the contents of the file vault from the current location to the new file vault location.
4. Update the vault location for this Windchill RV&S instance to point to the new file vault location. Modify the following property in the file under WindchillRV&SServerinstalldir/config/properties:
si.vault.location=root directory of the new Configuration Management vault file location
The file vault location specified must be a directory other than the Windchill RV&S server installation directory.
The Windchill RV&S server requires read/write access to the file vault directory. Ensure that the account that is used to run the Windchill RV&S server has read/write access.
The path format used depends on which operating system the Windchill RV&S server is running on. If the server is running on Linux, the vault path must be a Unix-style path. On a machine running Windows, the vault path must be a Windows-style path, a direct UNC path, or a mapped drive for a network path. Forward slashes “\” are supported but they must be escaped with a second forward slash “\\”.
5. Start the Windchill RV&S server.