Change the data directory

The PDXpert Application Server manages different types of data in several subfolders under a single "data directory" Windows folder. Together, these subfolders contain your complete PLM data: database, file library, search index and related settings. When the PDXpert Application Server is first installed, the data subfolders are created within the default data directory. Changing the base path moves the data subfolders and their contents into the new data directory.

Back up your database and library before changing the data directory.

The selected data directory must be on a local internal drive. The operation will likely fail — possibly without any error message — if you select a compressed, network-mapped, or external (e.g., USB) volume.

In most cases, PDXpert requires an empty destination folder. If the selected folder contains data, a warning is displayed. If you click the Yes button, all data within the destination folder is overwritten with the source data.

However, if the destination folder is already a valid PDXpert data directory (that is, it contains the pdxpertdata signature file), then the PDXpert Application Server does not overwrite its contents. Instead, it will simply begin using the data already in the destination folder.

All users must be logged out of the PDXpert client application.

On the PDXpert Application Server window:

  1. Click on the Manage tab.

  2. Within the System changes area, click the Change Data Directory... button to open the Browse for Folder dialog. Choose or create the folder on the local computer where you want your product data and library files to be saved, and click the OK button. Moving the data may take a while: the PDXpert Application Server must copy the database, index, and every library file.

    The data contained in the source directory is not deleted.

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