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Create catalogs on different drives?


#1

Current setup: Windows Server 2012 R2 - Portfolio Professional 11.*

Question: Is it possible to create (.fdb) catalogs on different drives? By default, catalogs are being created on the C:\ drive and we would prefer to create them on our E:\ (storage array) drive.


#2

It is currently not possible to host .fdb catalogs from a drive other than the system drive.

Previews, logs and temporary data can all be moved to another location if space is a concern.


#3

On a related note, how can we migrate our Portfolio data (Files, Preview) from one drive to another? This is actually where our space issue is.

Bob


#4

Hi Bob,

If you need to move the assets that Portfolio manages, you can accomplish that in one of two ways.

The first is to simply swap out the drive with a larger one, as long as the same file path is maintained, Portfolio won’t know the difference.

If that option isn’t feasible, move the top most directory containing your assets to a new drive. (This maintains as much of the old file path as possible).

Once that is done, give us a call and we will help you install and run a script for the Portfolio desktop client, this will update the paths in your Portfolio database.

Thanks!