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Vault - changing the Storagemodel

How can I change Vault's storage model from the default to a different storagemodel, and how will that affect the existing files that I may have already ingested?

By default Vault stores files in the server/pagedata and server/docdata directories.  However this can be changed by modifying server.ini as followings:
 
Storagemodel This changes the storage layout of the .drd and .drp files.
0/1: standard drd -> docdata, drp, jrn -> pagedata
2: year drd,drp,jrn -> storage\yyyy
3: month drd,drp,jrn -> storage\yyyy\mm
4: day drd,drp,jrn -> storage\yyyy\mm\dd
When alternate storage model is enabled, data files are stored under the storage path
directory. Like other Vault paths it can be redirected from its default location. For
example:
server.ini:
[Paths]
StoragePath=F:\Vault\Data


i.e.,

[Paths]
Storagemodel=2
Storagepath=D:\vault\server\storage\

The example setting above would cause all new files to be ingested to D:\vault\server\storage\YYYY\ where YYYY is the year.

Note that the files need to contain YYYY information in the filename to use this storage model.  If you were using a storagemodel with YYYYMMDD you'd need to have filenames that contain this information.

If you change storagemodels, you need to manually move existing files from pagedata/docdata to the correct location under the new storagemodel, creating subdirectories manually if necessary.
UPDATED:  September 18, 2017