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Document ID:1958
Subject:Change file location on Syncrify Server using junction points on Windows
Creation date:2/13/12 4:53 PM
Last modified on:3/22/12 3:03 PM

Creating Junction Points


Refer to the documentation of the OS you are using to for any rules that may apply when creating or deleting junction points.


When a user is created in Syncrify server, you have to specify a path where files are stored. This is called the repository path. Consider the following scenario where you create a user with the following values:

User's Name: UserA
Login ID:
Repository path: C:\Backups

John Doe, the administrator of the Syncrify Server wants to change the backup location of the top level folder wwwroot using junction points . Assume the profile name is ProfileOne.

By default, the files will be stored in the following folder on the target machine (where Syncrify server is running)


Problem statement

Often you need to change the folder path on the server - meaning the file location should reference another location.


  • Login as administrator to the machine running Syncrify server.
  • Open command line and then change directories to the repository path
  • To make a junction point type

    • mklink /J LinkName TargetLocation


    In this example we will change have the wwwroot folder on the server point to C:\InetPub\wwwroot
    • We are logged in as administrator to the machine running Syncrify server.
    • Open command line and then we changed directories to the C:\Users\John Doe\Backups\\ProfileOne
    • To make the junction point we typed

      • mklink /J wwwroot C:\InetPub\wwwroot

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