Automatic Filestore Migration (Recommended)

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To make sure your filestore migration completes successfully without corrupting files, we recommend configuring Artifactory to do this migration for you automatically:

To do so, you need to create the following links in $JFROG_HOME/artifactory/var/data/artifactory/eventual/(create it if the eventual folder does not exist - it is created automatically when the eventual binary provider is applied via an Artifactory restart with an updated binarystore.xml):

  • A link with the name _add that points to the $JFROG_HOME/artifactory/var/data/artifactory/filestore directory

  • A link with the name _pre that points to the $JFROG_HOME/artifactory/var/data/artifactory/filestore/_pre directory

With this setting, as soon as Artifactory starts up, it will automatically move your complete filestore over to your S3 provider. Artifactory validates each file uploaded to S3 and removes the file from the NFS if the transfer is successful.

Your current filestore will be deleted

The process of moving your filestore to your S3 provider will delete your current filestore. We strongly recommend you do a complete system backup before doing this migration.Complete System Backup


Once the migration is complete, you may delete the _pre link and the $JFROG_HOME/artifactory/var/data/artifactory /_pre directory