|Subject:||Changing the location of global repository files|
|Creation date:||12/14/15 4:35 PM|
|Last modified on:||9/9/20 11:55 AM|
Changing the location of email repository files
As the number of emails grow on your server, you might need to add additional hard drive to your machine and change the directory
where Good, Junk and Possible Junk messages are stored.
The following section lays down the steps required to move this repository:
If you are using Notepad on Windows, ensure the file name is server.properties and not server.properties.txt. Notepad appends
.txt even when you specify a different extension. This problem often gets compounded if your File Explorer is configured to hide extensions for known types.
One way to ensure Xeams is able to read these settings it to click About under the Tools menu. This will list several parameters. Ensure you see all three
parameters (deletedEmailsDir, possibleEmailsDir, and goodEmailsDir) with their correct values. If you do not see them, Xeams is not able to find server.properties file.
If you're running Xeams on Linux, use a valid path similar to the following lines:
Posted by Peter Freimuth on 11/17/13 7:37 PM
I have found another server.properties in the DB folder.
I added the above info to the end of the files and restarted the server.
The admin console now shows drive D:
I have removed good , posissble and junk to new location . Theres no emails folders now on drive C:
his has now saved over 10GB of space on drive C:
I dont know if adding to the other file worked or if re-starting the server serveal times did the trick.
Posted by simon on 8/3/18 10:51 AM
the folders in the example above do not match the actual folder names, at least in my Windows installation.
Also, the largest folder under Xeams is "UserRepository". It is not clear from this article whether this folder can be moved too.
Posted by dcol on 6/13/16 1:58 PM
I would like to add that server.properties file does not exist by default. You have to create it. Do not confuse with service.properties.
Posted by Chris Owen on 9/9/20 2:21 AM
What would the examples be for Linux systems?
I see the lines for Widows systems mentioned but what about on Linux/Ubuntu systems? Drive letters are not used the way windows uses them.
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