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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

Caution

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



Scenario

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: UserA@Synametrics.com
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)

C:\Backup\usera@synametrics.com\ProfileOne\wwwroot

Problem statement

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

Solution

  • 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


    Example

    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\usera@synametrics.com\ProfileOne
    • To make the junction point we typed

      • mklink /J wwwroot C:\InetPub\wwwroot








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