You can migrate the Transfer Server repository to a new location if your current disk drive is running out of space.

All View Transfer Server instances that are associated with a View Connection Server must be in maintenance mode before you can migrate the Transfer Server repository.

If you have multiple View Transfer Server instances, migrate the Transfer Server repository to a network-shared drive. Other View Transfer Server instances cannot access a Transfer Server repository that is configured on a local drive on one View Transfer Server instance.

Verify that View Transfer Server is installed and configured. See Add View Transfer Server to View Manager.

Do not publish packages in the Transfer Server repository while you migrate the repository. If a package is published in the current repository after you start copying the repository files to the new location, the package might not be copied to the new location.

To enforce this prerequisite, you could put View Transfer Server in maintenance mode before you manually copy the repository, but that approach would extend the downtime for data transfers while the repository files are copied.

Instead, this procedure directs you to copy the repository files before you put View Transfer Server in maintenance mode. This approach minimizes the time that View Transfer Server is unavailable.

1

Configure a local or remote destination folder to which you will migrate the Transfer Server repository.

Option

Action

Local Transfer Server repository

On the virtual machine where View Transfer Server is installed, create a path and folder for the Transfer Server repository.

For example: C:\TransferRepository\

Remote Transfer Server repository

Configure a UNC path for the network share.

For example: \\server.domain.com\TransferRepository\

All View Transfer Server instances that you add to this View Manager deployment must have network access to the shared drive.

2

Manually copy the Transfer Server repository root directory to the destination location.

You must copy the entire root directory, not only the package files that reside under the root directory.

3

In View Administrator, click View Configuration > Servers.

4

Put all View Transfer Server instances into maintenance mode.

a

Click the Transfer Servers tab and select a View Transfer Server instance.

b

Click Enter Maintenance Mode and click OK.

The View Transfer Server status changes to Maintenance.

c

Repeat these steps for each instance.

When all View Transfer Server instances are in maintenance mode, current transfer operations are stopped.

5

In the Transfer Server Repository panel, click the General tab and click Edit.

6

Type the destination Transfer Server repository location and other information.

Option

Description

Network share

Path. Type the UNC path that you configured.

User name. Type the user ID of an administrator with credentials to access the network share.

Password. Type the administrator password.

Domain. Type the domain name of the network share in NetBIOS format. Do not use the .com suffix.

Local filesystem

Type the path that you configured on the local View Transfer Server virtual machine.

7

Click OK.

8

In the Transfer Servers panel, select each View Transfer Server instance, click Exit Maintenance Mode, and click OK.

The View Transfer Server status changes to Ready.

9

(Optional) Manually delete the package files from the original Transfer Server repository folder.