Creating a file location for a file system repository
To archive reports or report specifications to an IBM® Cognos® content archival file system repository, you must create an alias root that points to a file location on a local drive or network share.
Before you begin
You must be an administrator and have access to the file location. Content Manager and Application Tier Components must be able to access this location by using a file URI.
- If running, stop the IBM Cognos service.
- Start IBM Cognos Configuration.
- Click Actions > Edit Global Configuration.
- On the General tab, select Alias Roots, click inside the value field, click the edit button, and when the Value - Alias Roots dialog box appears, click Add.
- In the Alias root name column, type
a unique name for your file system repository. Note: There is no limit to the number of aliases you can create.
- Type the path to your file system location, where file-system-path
is the full path to an existing file location:
Note: Relative paths, such as file:///../file-system-path, are not supported.
- On Windows, in the windowsURI column, type file:/// followed by the local path, for example, file:///c:/file-system-path or type file:// followed by the server name and share path, for example file://server/share.
- On UNIX or Linux®, in the unixURI column, type file:/// followed by the local path, for example, file:///file-system-path.
In a distributed installation, both the Content Manager and Application Tier Components computers must have access to the file location. Use both URIs only in a distributed installation. The UNIX URI and the Windows URI in an alias root must point to the same location on the file system.
- Click OK.
- Restart the IBM Cognos service. This might take a few minutes.
Use this file system repository name to create a data source connection to use with the Cognos content archival software. For more information, see the IBM Cognos Administration and Security Guide.