Existing mount the external drive or network share
Root access to Terminal
Many customers have asked us if there's a way to store their Server's data on a non-startup volume or on network shares.
Here you will find instructions for linking the Server's Data Folder to another location on macOS/Linux. You may follow these same steps for the Booster, accounting for small differences in folder names.
Before making any changes, please ensure you have a backup. If you're using a VM, please stop services and take a snapshot of the VM. If you're not able to take a snapshot, use the Backup script. You can find more information, and the script, here: Automated Backup
Step One: Stop the FileWave Server
Whenever doing any manipulation of the Server's Data Folder, you will need to stop FileWave's services first. You can do this by using the 'fwcontrol' command-line tool.
sudo fwcontrol server stop
Step Two: Move your Data Folder to another Volume
Move the Data Folder to your destination/mount point:
For those doing this with a Booster, the Booster data folder is in /var/FileWave/FWBooster.
Step Three: Create a link to your new data folder
Here we're creating a symlink to the recently moved Data Folder back to the original location. The FileWave processes will still look at the original location for the Data Folder and the symlink will redirect it to the new location.