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Moving the Index to a Different Hard Disk Drive

You may need to relocate the index to a different hard disk drive on the same server.

Example: As your index increases in size, you eventually reach the limit of the hard disk size (see Coveo Platform Hardware and Software Requirements). You then need to add a new larger hard disk and move the index and associated files to the new hard disk drive.

Important: When your Coveo implementation includes Mirror servers, contact Coveo Support for assistance before attempting to relocate the index.

To move the index to another hard disk drive

  1. Using an administrator account, connect to the Coveo server.

  2. Ensure that the new hard disk drive is installed and ready to use.

  3. Put the index in read-only mode (see Toggling the Index Between the Read-Write and Read-Only Modes).

  4. Stop the CES service (see Stopping the CES Service).

  5. Copy the content of the original index folder.

    Note: The default index folder is C:\CES7 but another folder may have been specified when CES was installed.

  6. On the new hard disk drive:

    1. Paste the content of the index folder in the desired folder.

      Example: When you move the file from the C: to the D: hard disk drives, you can paste the content of the original index folder in the D:\CES7\ folder.

    2. Open the Config subfolder.

    3. Delete the config.bin file.

      Note: CES will automatically recreate this binary version of the configuration file.

    4. When a [CES_Path]\CES7\Temp folder exists, ensure to delete its content.

  7. Change references to the index folder:

    1. In the CES configuration file (see Changing the Index Folder in the CES Configuration File).

    2. In the Registry Editor (see Changing the Coveo Index Path in the Registry Editor).

  8. Restart the CES service (see Starting the CES Service).

  9. Put the index in read-write mode (see Toggling the Index Between the Read-Write and Read-Only Modes).

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