Changing the Location of a Repository Connection

You can move a repository connection to a connected Ground Link proxy or to another vault. This lets you preserve the repository’s index and the metadata of promoted objects.

To do this:

  1. Open M-Files Admin and go to a vault for which you have enabled the Ground Link connection.
  2. Click Configurations.
  3. In the navigation area, expand External Repositories.
  4. Click Ground Link.
    Result:The Ground Link dashboard is opened.
  5. In the Manage Connections section of the dashboard, click Migrate Connection.
  6. In the Connection section of the Migrate Connection dialog, select the connection that you want to move.
    Result:The Connection ID, Service, and Location fields are automatically filled.
    Note: The service listed in the dialog must be available in the new location.
  7. Optional: If a password is necessary for the connection, enter it.
  8. In the New location section, select the location to which the connection is moved.
  9. Optional: If you selected to move the connection to a Ground Link proxy, enter the password that is specified in the Ground Link proxy configuration.
  10. Click Migrate.
The repository connection is moved to the selected location.

In the Manage Connections section, it is also possible to give a repository connection a new ID. This can be helpful, for example, to access promoted objects after you have deleted and recretead a connection.