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How To : Safely change the Global Workspace of an Alteryx Server
The Global Workspace is a path used as the base for configuration options that determine where temporary files, log files, and database files are stored.
Sub-folders for the specific items can be created to use the global workspace or can be customized later to write to a different location. This path should point to a location that is safe to store large amounts of files.
Server admins wanting to change it to to a different location can use this resource to safely perform this change.
Product - Alteryx Server
All permissions on the future Global Workspace
Backup your Alteryx Server (procedure outlined here)
Alongside the backup of done in the previous step, keep a copy of the below elements:
RuntimeSettings.xml (this file can be found in %ProgramData%/Alteryx/)
Controller Token (can be copied into a text file from the Alteryx System Settings > General)
Stop the Alteryx Service
Open the Alteryx System Settings ans navigate to Environment > Workspace
Change the Global Workspace to the desired directory :
Navigate through each screen of the Alteryx System Settings to confirm that:
The paths of the sub-directories include the new Global Workspace's root path
The other settings remain unchanged
Do not hit hit "Finish" on the last screen of the Alteryx System Settings:
But instead copy the below folders from the previous Global Workspace to the new Global workspace:
After the copy, you can hit "Finish" to apply the changes and start the Alteryx Service
Log into the Gallery Admin and validate that every elements are available (users, workflows, schedules...)
If the validation is confirmed, remove the below folders from the previous Global Workspace:
Help Pages - Configure Server
Help Pages - Environment
As always, don't hesitate to contact us over at Customer Support if you run into any trouble.
The Visualytics Insight tool was first introduced with Alteryx 2018.3. Insights allow users to create visual, interactive dashboards to gain deeper insights into your data and can be shared through an Alteryx Private Gallery. In order to have Insights load successfully on your Gallery, there are a few changes you need to make to your Server System Settings.