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#156355
Is there a way to change the default Library folder in the BIM Server Preferences? I seems to be editable, but I cannot change the text in this field. Also there is not a browse button for this. Is the only way to change this location to re-install the server? Seems like an oversight to me!
#156466
You should be able to change the location on the preferences tab of the BIM Server Manager.

Do you have the rights to make changes here?
#156580
I cannot help but wonder why Graphisoft did not provide a user control in the dialog for relocating the library, but I found a workaround that saves you from having to reinstall the BS.

Shut down your BS.

Open the file TeamworkServer.config.xml in the folder Applications (or Program Files) > Graphisoft > BIM Server > TeamworkServer > Config

Change the library path as located in the attached screenshot.

Restart your BS.

I tested this by creating the new folder Libraries_test and verifying that when I started the BS, this was the folder used ... and that no libraries were found in that location. I uploaded a library, and it went there.

I then deleted the contents of that folder, and moved all of my old-location library content (being sure to include everything - especially the attachments.db file) into the new folder, and BS and ArchiCAD found everything.

This has not been approved by Graphisoft - but as far as I can tell, it gives you a means of moving your libraries to a different location pretty easily.

Karl
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