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Document ID:1808
Subject:Changing the location of the temp folder in Syncrify
Creation date:7/11/11 12:18 PM
Last modified on:11/29/12 10:00 AM


Changing the location of the temp folder.

Syncrify often saves files in the TEMP folder during backup. The easiest way to find the path for this TEMP folder is to:
  • Login to the web interface as admin
  • Manually modify the URL so the operation is debug. For example,
    http://.../app?operation=debug
    
  • Search for java.io.tmpdir parameter.


We strongly recommend you put the TEMP folder and user repository on the same volume - meaning if the user repository is on F: drive, the TEMP folder should also be on the same drive.

During backup Syncrify downloads the delta from the client and merges it with the actual file on the server. This merging is done in the TEMP folder. Once merging is complete, the final file is moved to the appropriate location. If the TEMP folder and user repository is on the same volume, Syncrify is able to move the file rather than copy, which can save significant I/O.

Steps to move the TEMP folder

  • Locate the installation folder of Syncrify
  • Locate the config folder, which is a sub-folder within the installation folder.
  • Create a text file called server.properties and type the following line in this file.
    java.io.tmpdir=F:/temp
    
    VERY IMPORTANT: The config folder may have another file called service.properties. Make sure you modify server.properties and NOT service.properties.

  • Here F:/temp is the location of the new temp folder.
  • Restart Syncrify after creating this file
IMPORTANT Ensure the path for the new location exists on your machine.








User comments

Posted by Robin on 3/28/13 5:52 AM

This mod did not work for me with the SyncrifyOther.tar.gz installation :(

Posted by Rick L on 3/27/12 2:20 PM

To change the Temp file directory for a Syncrify CLIENT machine. add to/edit C:\ProgramFiles\SyncrifyClient\SyncrifyClient.lax lax.nl.java.option.additional=-Djava.io.tmpdir=C:\temp

Posted by Jeff Laing on 8/10/11 6:48 PM

I have two machines backing up to two removable disks on syncrify server. Is there any way to set temp folder for each client machine ?

Posted by john on 12/17/12 8:35 AM

I can find no file called server.properties in my Syncrify\config folder. I have chunk files multiplying and which never get erased.


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