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How To: Change the Virtual File System (Binary Storage) Location
This article describes the procedure to change the Virtual File System location used to store Analytics Hub assets such as Workflows and Data files.
Alteryx Analytics Hub
Background The Virtual File System is used to store all Alteryx Analytics Hub assets such as Workflows, Analytic Apps, Macros, and data files. These files are available to end users under the Files section of their Site. More information about the Virtual File System can be found here.
At product installation, an installation path is required which specifies where the Alteryx Analytics Hub product binaries are stored, in addition to the Virtual File System assets.
The assets in the Virtual File System are stored in a vfs folder underneath the product installation directory. For a default installation, that directory path is:
If you would like to separate out the Virtual File System assets to a different disk location or drive, follow the steps below.
Perform a backup of the Analytics Hub environment following the steps in the documentation. Do NOT skip this step.
Take a backup of the [INSTALL_HOME]\Alteryx Analytics Hub\Settings.yml file. Any errors or typos in this file can prevent Analytics Hub from functioning properly, so proceed with caution. Do NOT skip this step.
Stop Analytics Hub services using the ayxhub.ps1 command line utility. For detailed command usage refer to the command line documentation.
At this point Alteryx Analytics Hub should be back up and running with the Virtual File System pointed to the new storage directory. If you encounter any problems, revert back to the original Settings.yml file and Postgres backup.